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Buriton, Hampshire

Historical Description

Buriton, a tithing and a parish in Hants. The titbing lies on the verge of the county, 2½ miles from Petersfield station on the London and South-Westem railway, and has a post office under Petersfield, which is the money order office. The parish includes also the tithings of Nurstead and Weston. Acreage, 6435; population of the civil parish, 1276; of the ecclesiastical, 840. Gibbon the historian lived at the manor-house close to the church. Grey limestone is quarried. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £480 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church is Norman, has an ivy-clad square tower, and contains a screen and a modern altar piece. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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 parishBuriton St. Mary 
Poor Law unionPetersfield 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictEast Hampshire
RegionSouth East
Postal districtGU31
Post TownPetersfield