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Martyr Worthy, Hampshire

Historical Description

Martyr Worthy, a parish in Hants, 3 miles NE by N of Winchester station on the G.W.R. and L. & S.W.R. It contains the tithing of Chilland, and its post town is Winchester. Acreage, 2016; population, 285. Worthy Park is the chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church has good Norman doorways and a wooden tower, and is in good condition. The churchyard contains a rich coped tomb.

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 parishMartyr Worthy St. Swithin 
Poor Law unionWinchester 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO21
Post TownWinchester