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Chawton, Hampshire

Historical Description

Chawton, a parish in Hants, 2 miles SSW of Alton station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Alton. Acreage, 2674; population, 455. Chawton House is the seat of the Knight family. The house is Tudor, much enlarged. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, oE310 with residence. The church is in the Early Decorated .style, and has 300 sittings. A new organ and a handsome chancel screen have lately been erected. The old church was almost entirely destroyed by fire in 1871. There is a Working Men's Club.

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 parishChawton St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionAlton 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictEast Hampshire
RegionSouth East
Postal districtGU34
Post TownAlton