Knebworth is a town and also civil parish in the north of Hertfordshire, England, quickly southern of Stevenage. The civil parish covers a location between the towns of Datchworth, Woolmer Green, Codicote, Kimpton, Whitwell, St Paul's Walden and also Langley, and encompasses the village of Knebworth, the tiny village of Old Knebworth and also Knebworth House. There is evidence of people living in the area as far back as Neolithic times and also it is discussed in the Domesday Book of 1086 where it is described as Chenepeworde (the farm coming from the Dane, Cnebba) with a population of 150. The original town, currently known as Old Knebworth, established around Knebworth House. Advancement of the newer Knebworth village started in the late 19th century centred a mile to the eastern of Old Knebworth on the new railway station and the Great North Road (consequently the A1, and also now the B197 because the opening of the A1(M) motorway in 1962). At the turn of the century the architect Edwin Lutyens built Homewood, southeast of Old Knebworth, as a dower home for Edith Bulwer-Lytton. Her daughter, the suffragette Constance Lytton additionally lived there, until just before her fatality in 1923. Knebworth has, considering that 1974, been famously associated with various significant open air rock and also pop performances at Knebworth House, consisting of Queen's last online performance which happened on 9 August 1986 and attracted a presence approximated at 125,000, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Oasis playing to a quarter of a million individuals for 2 evenings in 1996 and also even more lately Robbie Williams, who for 3 nights in August 2003 carried out to the biggest crowds ever assembled for a solitary performer. Statistics from UK Census 2011: All Residents: 5,247.