Sherborne Monk or West, Hampshire
Sherborne Monk or West, a parish in Hants, 4 miles NW of Basingstoke station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Basingstoke; telegraph office, Sherborne St John. Acreage, 2985; population of the civil parish, 608; of the ecclesiastical, 369. There is a parish council consisting of six members. The manor belonged to a small Benedictine priory founded here in the time of Henry I. and annexed to the Abbey of Cerisy in Normandy. On the suppression of the alien priories in the reign of Edward III. it passed to God's House at Southampton, and subsequently with that institution to Queen's College, Oxford. The chapel of the priory still exists, and serves as a parish church for the adjoining parish of Pamber. It was restored in 1845, and is a fine specimen of Norman and Early English architecture. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £50. Patrons, Queen's College, Oxford. The parish church is interesting; it has a curious wooden porch and remains of Norman work, but is mainly of the 15th century, and was thoroughly restored in 1889.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Monk Sherborne All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Basingstoke|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Sherborne Monk or West from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Sherborne, Monk, or West Sherborne (All Saints))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.
Online maps of Sherborne Monk or West 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
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:
- Portsmouth Evening News
- Hampshire Telegraph
- Hampshire Advertiser
- Hampshire Chronicle
- Aldershot Military Gazette
The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.