Easton, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands on the river Itchen, 1¼ mile from Itchen Abbas station on the L. & S.W.R., and 2½ miles NE by N of Winchester. It has a post office under Winchester; money order and telegraph office, Kingsworthy, 1¼ mile distant. The parish comprises 2781 acres; population, 439. The living is a, rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £362 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is Late Norman, has a rich south doorway and an apsidal vaulted chance], which contains a mural tablet to the memory of Agatha, widow of Bishop Barlow (1595), recording that her five daughters were all married to bishops. The whole church was restored at a cost of upwards of £2000 in 1872, and has three ancient bells (D. C. and B t—). There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Easton St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Winchester|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Easton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Easton (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.
Online maps of Easton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:
- Portsmouth Evening News
- Hampshire Telegraph
- Hampshire Advertiser
- Hampshire Chronicle
- Aldershot Military Gazette
The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.