(1806–84). English architect. He designed a great number of competently composed houses, including the handsome Italianate palazzo at 15 Kensington Palace Gardens, London (1854). Together with his son, (Sir) James Thomas Knowles (1831–1908), he was responsible for the Grosvenor Hotel, Victoria Station, London (1860–2). Knowles jun. laid out the Cedars Estate, Clapham, London (1860), the Park Town Estate, Battersea, London (1863–6), and other developments. He also edited the Contemporary Review and founded The Nineteenth Century.
From A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Oxford Reference.