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Combe, Hampshire

Historical Description

Combe, a parish in Hants, at the boundary with Berks and Wiltshire, 6 miles SSE of Hungerford station on the G.W.R., and 10¼ N of Andover. It includes the hamlet of Eastwick, and has a post and money order office under Hungerford; telegraph office, Kintbury railway station. Acreage, 2212; population, 92. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; value, £131 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Windsor. The church is a very small ancient building with a small wooden tower; it was restored in 1881.

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 parishCombe St. Swithin 
Poor Law unionHungerford 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The registers date from the year 1516.


Church of England

St. Swithin (parish church)

The church of St. Swithin is a small, plain flint fabric in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, and a low wooden tower at the west end with 3 bells: it was restored in 1881 by public subscription at a cost of £1,495: there are 80 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Combe from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:

Parochial History

Under the provisions of the "Local Government Act, 1894" (56 and 57 Vict. c. 73), this parish, on April 3, 1895, was transferred from Hants to Berks for civil purposes only.

Villages, Hamlets, &c

East Wick

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.