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The Itchen, Hampshire

Historical Description

Itchin, The, a river of Hants. It rises near Alresford, runs westward, past Itchin Stoke and Itchin Abbas, to King-worthy, and proceeds thence south-sonth-westward, past Winchester, Twyfbrd, and Bishop Stoke, to the E side of the head of Southampton Water. It has an entire course of about 25 miles, and, so early as 1216, it was made navigable to Winchester, a distance of 13 miles, by Bishop Godfrey de Lacy.

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

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.