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Stoke Meon, Hampshire

Historical Description

Meon Stoke, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands on a rivulet 5 miles NE by E of Bishops Waltham station on the L. & S.W.K., and is a pretty place. There is a post and money order office under Bishops Waltham; telegraph office, Droxford. Acreage of the civil parish, 2055; population, 431; of the ecclesiastical, 1050. The manor belongs to Winchester College. A Roman camp is on the NE boundary, and a Roman lamp and Roman pottery were found there in 1834. There are also several barrows. The rivulet on which the village stands runs about 14 miles½south-south-westward to Southampton Water. The living is a rectory, united with the perpetual curacy of Soberton, in the diocese of Winchester; value, £260 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church includes a portion ascribed to William of Wykeham; has his " rose" at the intersections of canopied niches on both side½of the E window; is chiefly Decorated English, with some later portions; has a tower; and contains a late Norman font and two ancient Purbeck marble coffins. The building has been well restored. A curious petrified deposit exists in the churchyard, about 3 feet beneath the surface. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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

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