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Cheriton, Hampshire

Historical Description

Cheriton, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands 3 miles S by W of New Alresford station on the L. & S.W.R., and 6— E of Winchester, has a post office under Alresford, and was the scene of a battle in 1644 called Alresford fight. The parish comprises 3269 acres; population, 596. The surface is partly hilly. The living is a rectory, united with the perpetual curacy of Titchbourn, in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £496, in the gift of the Crown. The united population is 897. The church is Early English, and has a tower partly transition Norman, partly modern. It was restored in 1879. There is a Congregational 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 parishCheriton St. Michael 
Poor Law unionAlresford 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO24
Post TownAlresford