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Preston Candover, Hampshire

Historical Description

Candover, Preston, a parish in Hants, in a valley through which, at a distance of 2 miles, the Candover stream rises and runs down to the Itchen. It is 6 miles N by E of New Alresford railway station, and 12 NE of Winchester. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Basingstoke. Acreage, 3457; population of the civil parish, 435; of the ecclesiastical, 572. The living is a vicarage, united with the-perpetual curacy of Nutley, in the diocese of Winchester; value, £250. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Winchester. The old church of the Virgin Mary has been pulled down, with the exception of the chancel, now used as a mortuary chapel, and the new church is situated in the centre of the village. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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 parishPreston Candover St. Mary 
Poor Law unionBasingstoke 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

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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DistrictBasingstoke and Deane
RegionSouth East
Postal districtRG25
Post TownBasingstoke