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Farnborough, Hampshire

Historical Description

Farnborough, a parish on the NE border of Hants and Surrey. The parish lies on the Basingstoke Canal, 6 miles-NNE of Farnham, and has stations on the L. & S.W.R. and S.E.R. 33 miles from London. It has a post and money order office called Famborough station, another called Famborough Road under Famborough, while a third, Famborough Street, is also under Famborough, 1 mile distant. Acreage, 2331; population, 8071. The north Aldershot camp is within-this parish. The Famborough station, or that on the main line, is one of the four " gates" of the camps, and has the advantage of being accessible from London by an uninterrupted" -nin. There are some tumuli. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £280 with residence. The church is good. Sb Mark's Church was erected in 1881-90 as a chapel of ease to the parish church, and is a red brick building in the Early English style. The Roman Catholic Church of St Michael, in French Eenaissance style, was erected by the Empress Eugenic to contain the remains of her husband and her son, which were removed in 1888 from Chiselhurst. On one side of the altar is the sarcophagus of the Prince Imperial, and on the other that of the Emperor, ½iven by Her Majesty the Queen. There are Wesleyan andBaptist chapels. Farnborough Hill, the seat of the Empress, is a£ne Elizabethan mansion standing in a park of 200 acres.

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 
Poor Law unionFarnborough 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Farnborough 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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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionSouth East
Postal districtGU14
Post TownFarnborough