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St Mary Extra, Hampshire

Historical Description

Mary Extra, St, a parish in Hants, on the river Itchin, adjacent to Southampton, and containing the ecclesiastical districts of Pear Tree, Woolston, and W½ston. It has a post office under Southampton; money order and telegraph office, Woolston. Acreage, 1480 of land and 770 of water; population of the civil parish, 5886; of the ecclesiastical, 1575. The parish council under the Local Government Act, 1894, consists of twelve members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; value, £200. The oldest church is at Pear Tree and is called Jesus Chapel, and there are churches also at Weston and Woolston. There are Congregational, Wesleyan, Presbyterian, and Roman Catholic chapels.

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

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