Knaphill is an urban village and as the name suggests, part of it is set on a hill, with ‘Knap’ meaning ‘at the top of hill’. The village is located to the east of Woking and is under a 5-minute drive to the town. The village name was first recorded in 1225 as La Cnappe. Since then there has been various spellings of the name including ‘Nap Hill, Naphill and Knap Hill.
The village has a residents’ association to bring together the community of Knaphill and ensure it continues to be a lovely place to live, work and enjoy.
Knaphill Local Amenities
The village caters for children across the ages with three schools: Knaphill Lower School, Knaphill Junior School and St John’s Primary School. There is also a large theatre company, Peer Productions based at the Woking Youth Arts Centre. It provides performing arts and dramatic educations for students of all ages.
Knaphill has a non-league football club, Knaphill F.C, who play at ‘Redding Way’, The Brookwood Country Park Football Ground. There is also a cricket club which welcomes players for their team aged 16+ and of any ability.
There are a few local supermarkets and convenience stores, and several pubs in Knaphill, including the Royal Oak which dates back to the 17th century, The Anchor formerly a hotel and the Crown, located on the highstreet.
There are also a range of fitness activities available at the local scouts and church hall, plus the Vyne Health Centre.
Transport in Knaphill
The nearest railway stations to Knaphill are Brookwood and Woking which are just a 10-minute drive or can be accessed by the regular bus service keeping this village easily connected.
In terms of road connections, Junction 3 the M3 can be accessed via the A332 to the north and heading west will connect Knaphill with the M25 orbital.