Knaresborough, a market-town in the West Riding of Yorkshire, on the Nidd, 3 1/2 miles NE. of Harrogate and 17 WNW. of York. It has a church (restored 1872), with interesting Slingsby monuments; a grammar-school (1616); remains of a castle (1170), in which Richard II. was imprisoned, and which was dismantled in 1648; a 'dropping well,' with petrifying properties; and St Robert's Cave, where Eugene Aram buried his victim in 1745. Mother Shipton is claimed as a native, also Jack Metcalf, the blind road-surveyor, and Bishop Stubbs. Linen and woollen rugs are manufactured. Knaresborough returned two members from 1550 till 1867, and one until 1885. Pop. a little under 5000. See works by Calvert (1844) and Grainge (1871).


Knebworth, a parish, 8 1/2 miles NW. of Hertford, with the seat of Lord Lytton.


Knighton, a Radnorshire market-town, on the Teme, 16 miles W. of Ludlow. Pop. 2140.


Knock, a village in County Mayo, Ireland, 17 miles ESE. of Castlebar, where an alleged luminous apparition of the Virgin appeared on the chapel wall in 1880.


Knockmeledown, or Knockmealdown, a range (2609 feet) between Tipperary and Waterford.


Knole. See Sevenoaks.


Knossos. See Cnossus.

Knowsley Hall

Knowsley Hall, Lancashire, 3 miles NW. of Prescot, seat (since 1385) of the Earls of Derby.


Knoxville, a city of Tennessee, stands amid picturesque scenery on the Holston River, at the head of steamboat navigation, 165 miles E. of Nashville. The seat of the state university and a railway junction, it manufactures iron goods, wooden wares, flour, etc. Pop. (1880) 10,917; (1900) 32,637.


Knoydart, a district in the west of Inverness-shire, between Lochs Hourn and Nevis.


Knutsford (' Canute's ford'), a pleasant looking town of Cheshire, 15 miles SW. of Manchester by rail, the ' Cranford' of Mrs Gaskell's sketches, with manufactures of cotton, worsted, and leather goods. Pop. a little over 5100. See H. Green's History of Knutsford (1859).


Knysna, a forest and elephant-preserve, between the sea and the Outeniqua Mountains in Cape Colony, 150 miles W. of Port Elizabeth.


Kobbe. See Dar-FCr.


Kobe. See Hyogo.


Kodiak. See Kadiax.


Kohat', in the NW. Frontier Province, is 37 miles S. of Peshawar. It has cantonments and a fort. Guns are manufactured. Pop. 27,003.


Koh-i-baba. See Afghanistan.


Kohistan', a name given to certain mountainous regions in Persia, Afghanistan, and Turkestan.


Koil. See Aligarh.


Ko'komo, a city of Indiana, on Wild Cat River, 54 miles by rail N. of Indianapolis, with busy mills, etc. Pop. 12,000.


Koko-nor, or Kuku-nor, a lake of Tibet, near the Chinese frontier, fills a depression surrounded by mountains, and lies 12,097 feet above sea-level. Its very salt, blue waters, cover 66 miles by 40. One of its five islands has a Buddhist monastery.