Dummer, Hampshire

Historical Description

Dummer, a parish in Hants. The parish lies 5 miles SW of Basingstoke station on the L. & S.W.R., and has a post office under Basingstoke. Acreage, 2774; population of the civil parish, 426 ; of the ecclesiastical, 352. Dummer House is a chief residence. The land is hilly. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; value, £479 with residence. The church is ancient, contains several brasses, one of them with a rhyming inscription, and is good. A school has £14 from endowment. Whitfield and Hervey were familiar with this parish, and the latter wrote here some of his l< Meditations." In 1888, during some excavations near Dummer Church, an ancient burial urn and some vases and flints were discovered.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


Ancient County Hampshire
Hundred Basingstoke
Poor Law union Basingstoke

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Dummer (All Saints) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


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A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.