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Headbourne Worthy, Hampshire

Historical Description

Headbourne-Worthy, a parish in Hants, on the river Itchen, and 1½ mile from Winchester station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Winchester; money order and telegraph office, King's Worthy. Acreage, 1785; population, 247. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £400 with residence. Patron, University College, Oxford. The church is ancient and good, with remains of Saxon work, and contains, in a loth-century annexe, a much-mutilated rood of the same date, on what was originally the west wall of the church. In the churchyard is the grave of Bingham, the author of " Origines Ecclesiastica," who was rector from 1694 to 1723.

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 parishHeadbourn Worthy St. Martin 
HundredBarton Stacey 
Poor Law unionWinchester 

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.


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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO23
Post TownWinchester