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Freefolk, Hampshire

Historical Description

Freefolk, a parish in Hants, 1½ mile ENE of Whit-church station on the G.W.R. and L. & S.W.R. It has a post office, of the name of Freefolk, under Whitchurch; money order and telegraph office, Whitchurch. Acreage, which is included in that of Laverstoke, 1594; population, 163. The parish is annexed to that of Laverstoke, together with the hamlet of Freefolk Priors, for ecclesiastical purposes, the united population being 531. The paper mills, where the paper used for the notes of the Bank of England has been made from the time of George I., are situated in the parish of Laverstoke. The principal residence is Laverstoke House. The living is annexed to that of Laverstoke in the diocese of Winchester.

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 unionWhitchurch 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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

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DistrictBasingstoke and Deane
RegionSouth East
Postal districtRG28