Hascombe, a village and a parish in Surrey. The village stands 2½ miles ENE of Hambledon, and 4 SE of Godal-ming station on the L. & S.W.R.; it is a picturesque place, in an amphitheatre of wooded hills. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office under Godalming. Acreage of the civil parish, 1635; population, 426; of the ecclesiastical, 420. Park Hatch is a chief residence. A high ridge to the S of the village bears the name of Telegraph Hill, from an old disused telegraph on it; commands extensive fine views, and is covered with beech trees, one of which, called the Hascombe Beech, is a great landmark. Part of this ridge is named Castle Hill, and has remains of a small Roman camp, with single ditch and vallum. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; value, £204 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1864, is in the Early English style, and has wall paintings of much beauty and interest; it consists of nave, aisle, and apsidal chancel, with oak-shingled spire, and has a W memorial window, put up in 1892 to the memory of Dr Conyers Middleton, author of the " Life of Cicero," and some time rector of Hascombe. The names of the rectors from 1305 to 1886, with only two short gaps, are written on the walls of the church.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Hascomb St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Hambledon|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Hascombe from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Hascomb (St. Peter))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.
Online maps of Hascombe are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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The Visitation of Surrey, 1662-1668 is available on the Heraldry page.