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Lainston, Hampshire

Historical Description

Lainston, a parish in Hants, 3 miles NW of Winchester station on the G.W.R. and L. & S.W.R. Post town, Winchester. Acreage, 120; population, 17. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £50. The parish of Sparsholt surrounds that of Lainston, and the two livings generally go together. The church is in ruins, and it was the place where Walpole's " £i& Laelia Chnd-leigh " married Captain Harvey, afterwards Earl of Bristol.

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 
Poor Law unionWinchester 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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