Preston Candover, Hampshire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Preston Candover St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Basingstoke|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Preston Candover from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Candover, Preston (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.
Online maps of Preston Candover are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:
- Portsmouth Evening News
- Hampshire Telegraph
- Hampshire Advertiser
- Hampshire Chronicle
- Aldershot Military Gazette
The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.