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Ropley, Hampshire

Historical Description

Ropley, a parish in Hants, with a station on the L. & S.W.R., 54 miles from London, and 4 E of Alresford. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Alresford. Acreage, 4684; population, 866. A very beautiful Roman torque, of a spiral form, was some years ago unearthed in a field, and is figured in Smith's " Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities." The parish is a resort of sportsmen. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £175 with residence. The church is ancient, and has been restored and enlarged. Recreation rooms were erected in 1884.

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 parishRopley St. Peter 
HundredBishops Sutton 
Poor Law unionAlresford 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ropley 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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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.

DistrictEast Hampshire
RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO24
Post TownAlresford