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Holybourne, Hampshire

Historical Description

Holybourne, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands on the river Wey, 1 mile NE of Alton station on the L. & S.W.R., and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Alton. The parish includes also the tithing of Neatham. Acreage, 1405; population of the civil parish, 587; of the ecclesiastical, 689. Holybourne Lodge is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; value, £300. Patrons, the Dean and chapter of Winchester. The church is old but good, and was thoroughly restored in 1879. An endowed school has about £230 a year, and serves, in certain proportions, for the parishes of Holybourne, Alton, Binstead, and Froyle. There are Wesleyan and Presbyterian chapels.

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 parishHolybourne Holy Rood 
Poor Law unionAlton 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictEast Hampshire
RegionSouth East
Postal districtGU34
Post TownAlton