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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Lainston from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Lainston)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:
- Portsmouth Evening News
- Hampshire Telegraph
- Hampshire Advertiser
- Hampshire Chronicle
- Aldershot Military Gazette
The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.