Knebworth is a town as well as civil parish in the north of Hertfordshire, England, promptly south of Stevenage. The civil parish covers an area in between the villages of Datchworth, Woolmer Green, Codicote, Kimpton, Whitwell, St Paul's Walden as well as Langley, as well as incorporates the town of Knebworth, the small town of Old Knebworth as well as Knebworth House. There is evidence of people staying in the location as far back as Neolithic times as well as it is stated in the Domesday Book of 1086 where it is referred to as Chenepeworde (the farm belonging to the Dane, Cnebba) with a population of 150. The original town, now referred to as Old Knebworth, established around Knebworth House. Advancement of the newer Knebworth village started in the late 19th century centred a mile to the east of Old Knebworth on the new railway station and also the Great North Road (consequently the A1, and also currently the B197 considering that the opening of the A1(M) freeway in 1962). At the millenium the designer Edwin Lutyens built Homewood, southeast of Old Knebworth, as a dower home for Edith Bulwer-Lytton. Her child, the suffragette Constance Lytton also lived there, until right before her death in 1923. Knebworth has, considering that 1974, been notoriously related to numerous major open air rock and also pop performances at Knebworth House, including Queen's last live performance which happened on 9 August 1986 as well as drew a participation estimated at 125,000, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Oasis playing to a quarter of a million people for 2 evenings in 1996 and also even more recently Robbie Williams, who for three evenings in August 2003 carried out to the largest crowds ever before put together for a single performer. Stats from UK Census 2011: All Locals: 5,247.