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East Woodhay, Hampshire

Historical Description

Woodhay, East, a parish, with numerous hamlets and with Woolton Hill chapelry, in Hants, with a station on the G.W.R., 56 miles from London, and 4½ SW of Newbury. Post town, Newbury; money order and telegraph office, Woolton Hill. Acreage, 5080; population of the civil parish, 1693; of the ecclesiastical, 838. A palace of the Bishops of Winchester was here. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £395 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church is a building of brick and stone. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels. Bishops Hooper, Ken, and Lowth were rectors.

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 parishEast Woodhay St. Martin 
Poor Law unionKingsclere 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for East Woodhay from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Woolton Hill

Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictBasingstoke and Deane
RegionSouth East
Postal districtRG20
Post TownNewbury