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Heckfield, Hampshire

Historical Description

Heckfield, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands near the river Loddon and the boundary with Berks, 5½ miles NW of Winchfield station on the L. & S.W.R., and 5½ N by W of Odiham. It has a post and telegraph office under Winchfield; money order office, Swallowfield. The parish comprises 3232 acres; population, 564. Heckfield House is a chief residence. Part of Stratfieldsaye Park, the seat of the Duke of Wellington, is within the limits. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; value, £280 with residence. Patron, New College, Oxford. The church is ancient, with a massive tower, was well repaired in 1830— and again in 1877, and contains a fine font and some interesting monuments. The vicarage of Mattingley is a separate benefice. There is a monument in this parish to the Duke of Wellington, standing nearly 80 feet high.

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 parishHeckfield St. Michael 
Poor Law unionHartley-Wintney 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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RegionSouth East
Postal districtRG27
Post TownHook