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Medstead, Hampshire

Historical Description

Medstead, a village and a parish in Hants, 4 miles WSW of Alton, with a station on the L. & S.W.R., 51 miles from London, and a post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage, 2848; population, 451. The parish council, under the Local Government Act, 1894, consists of nine members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Crown. The church has come Norman portions, and has been enlarged and restored. There is a Congregational chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Civil Registration

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictEast Hampshire
RegionSouth East
Postal districtGU34
Post TownAlton