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South Stoneham, Hampshire

Historical Description

Stoneham, South, a parish in Hants, on the river Itchin, near Swathling station on the L. & S.W.R. It contains an ancient village of its own name, and the post offices of Portswood and Bittern, under Southampton, is partly within Southampton borough, comprises five tithings, and is cut ecclesiastically into the sections of South Stoneham, Westend St James, Portswood Christchnrch, Portswood St Dennis, and Bittern. Acreage, 8737; population of the civil parish, 8878; of the ecclesiastical, 832. The head living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £380 with residence. Patron, the Rector of Southampton St Mary. The church is good. The other livings are separately noticed. The workhouse is in Shamblehurst tithing, and was enlarged in 1887.

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 parishSouth Stoneham St. Mary 
Poor Law unionSouth Stoneham 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Bassett Street
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Visitations Heraldic

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