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Rownhams, Hampshire

Historical Description

Rownhams, a chapelry in Nursling, Romsey, and North Baddesley parishes, Hants, 1½ mile from Nursling station on the L. & S.W.R., and 4½ miles NW of Southampton. It was constituted in 1856, and its post town is Redbridge, under Southampton; money order and telegraph office, Nursling. Population, 515. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £160 with residence. The church is a handsome building of stone in the Decorated style, and contains some good stained glass windows. St John's Convalescent Home for Girls was erected in 1876.

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

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.

DistrictTest Valley
RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO16
Post TownSouthampton