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Froxfield, Hampshire

Historical Description

Froxfield, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands 3½ miles WNW of Petersfield town and station on the L. & S.W.R., is a beautiful place, and has a post office under Petersfield; money order office, East Meon; telegraph office, Priveth. Acreage of the civil parish, 4909; population, 668; of the ecclesiastical, 642. Basing House, near the village, is a fine mansion. An ancient earthwork is here, and has yielded many fragments of Roman pottery. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; value, £210. The-church was built in 1863 at a cost of £2300, consists of nave, north aisle and chancel, is of flint with stone dressings, and includes some Norman work of the previous church, which was of Norman date. A new church, St Peter's-on-the-Green, was built in 1887. It is a small building of flint in the Early Engli&h style. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 
Civil parishEast Meon 
HundredEast Meon 
Poor Law unionPetersfield 

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

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.

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.