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Sherborne St John, Hampshire

Historical Description

Sherborne St John or East Sherborne, a parish, with a village, in Hants, 2¼ miles NNW of Basingstoke station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Basingstoke. Acreage, 3972; population, 751. There is a parish council of six members and a chairman. The Vine belonged formerly to the Sandys family, was built in the early part of the 16th century by Lord Sandys and greatly altered by Inigo Jones, is an interesting mansion, has a chapel noticed enthusiastically by Horace Walpole, and is the seat of the Chute family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £400 with residence. The church, originally of 12th century date, is chiefly Later English. The north aisle was added in 1854, and was well restored and enlarged in 1885. The church contains a mausoleum with some interesting brasses.

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 parishSherborne St. John St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionBasingstoke 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.


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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictBasingstoke and Deane
RegionSouth East
Postal districtRG24
Post TownBasingstoke