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Morestead, Hampshire

Historical Description

Morestead, a parish in Hants, 3 miles SE of Winchester, and 2 from Shawford station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Winchester; money order and telegraph office, Twyford. Acreage, 1701; population, 116. A tract of about 5 acres bears the name of No Man's Land, and is free from all rates and taxes except the county rate. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; value, £90 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church has a bell-turret.

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

We have transcribed the entry for Morestead from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO21
Post TownWinchester