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Ellisfield or Illsfield, Hampshire

Historical Description

Ellisfield or Illsfield, a parish in Hants, 4 miles S of Basingstoke station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, and money order and telegraph office, Basingstoke. Acreage, 2349; population, 259. The name Ellisfield is said to have been derived from Ella, the founder of one of the kingdoms of the Heptarchy. Some ancient earthworks exist. The parish is. a resort of sportsmen. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £402 with residence. The church is ancient but good, and has been pronounced unquestionably Saxon. It was restored in 1872. The tower was built in 1883, and five bells hung in 1887.

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

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