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Sherborne Monk or West, Hampshire

Historical Description

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.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyHampshire 
Ecclesiastical parishMonk Sherborne All Saints 
Poor Law unionBasingstoke 

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Land and Property

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