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Nursling or Nutshalling, Hampshire

Historical Description

Nursling or Nutshalling, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands on the river Anton, with a station on the L. & S.W.R., 84 miles from London, and 3 S by E of Romsey. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Southampton. Acreage of the civil parish, 2227; population, 938; of the ecclesiastical, 658. The manor belonged before the Norman Conquest to the Bishop of Winchester. A small Benedictine monastery was founded in the parish at the close of the 7th century, disappeared before the Norman Conquest, and probably was destroyed by the Northmen. From this monastery St Boniface set out in 718 on his mission for the conversion of Germany. There was an ancient entrenchment, and the site of the walls is shown on some maps, but no trace of the encampment now remains. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church is mainly early 14th century date, though a small portion was built in the 13th, has a tower with wooden spire, and contains a monument to the Mille family. The chancel was rebuilt in 1882, and the other portions restored in 1890. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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


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Ancient CountyHampshire 
Poor Law unionRomsey 

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