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Stockbridge, Hampshire

Historical Description

Stockbridge, a small town and a parish in Hants. The town stands on the river Test, with a station on the L. & S.W.R., 7 miles S of Andover, and 72 from London. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage, 1324; population, 879. There is a parish council consisting of ten members. It was the place where the Empress Maud was overtaken by Stephen's soldiers after her escape from Winchester Castle; sent two members to parliament from the time of Elizabeth till disfranchised by the Reform Act of 1832; consists of one long street, and has hotels, a town-hall, a police station, a workhouse, two training establishments for race-horses, races near Danebury Hill in June or July, and a sheep fair on 10 July. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £160. The church is a building of flint in the Early and Decorated styles, and contains some handsome stained windows and a peal of six bells. There are Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Baptist chapels. The river Test is celebrated for the excellence of its fishing.

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 parishStockbridge St. Peter 
Poor Law unionStockbridge 

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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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 districtSO20
Post TownStockbridge