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Itchin Abbas or lichen Abbas, Hampshire

Historical Description

Itchin Abbas or lichen Abbas, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands on the river Itchin, 3¼ miles WNW of Alresford, and has a station on the L. & S.W.R., 60 miles from London, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Alresford. Acreage, 1951; population of the civil parish, 233; of the ecclesiastical, 239. A small priory formerly was here, and part of it is now included in a mansion. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; value,, £380 with residence. The church was built in 1863 on the site of a previous church of true Norman character, and is itself in the Norman style, cruciform, 58 feet long from E to W, and 46 along the transept.

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 parishItchin-Abbas St. John 
Poor Law unionWinchester 

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Land and Property

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