Lord Knyvett

Did you know that Lord Knyvett has a local connection?

With Bonfire Night this weekend, it's timely to "remember remember" that Lord Knyvett, who was responsible for the arrest of Guy Fawkes and thereby foiling the Gunpowder plot, has a local connection.

Granted the manor of Stanwell in 1603, his will provided for the foundation of a free-school in Stanwell, he also left a legacy to the children of Stanwell in the Lord Knyvett educational trust for families which is still available. His effigy features in the chancel of St Mary's parish church.