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Upper Clatford, Hampshire

Historical Description

Clatford, Upper, a parish in Hants, 1 mile S of Andover, which is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Lower Clatford. Acreage, 2209; population, 739. It has a station (Clatford) on the L. & S.W.R, between Andover and Southampton, 67 miles from London. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; value, £525 with residence. The church is Saxon, restored in 1873 at a cost of £1185. In 1890 the chancel was extended, a north aiale built, and the west gallery removed; between the nave and chancel is a double arch, said to be unique. There is a tower with four bells. In the parish is Bury Hill, a Roman encampment with a complete circular mound, superior in preservation to Danebury Hill, another encampment in the vicinity. There is a large iron foundry. Until recently there were paper mills worked by the river Antou. Paper for the Bank of England notes was made here at one time. It is a favourite residential district. There are several good houses, notably Bed Eice Mansion, formerly the residence of Lord Berwick, and Clatford Mills, a mansion built on the site of the old paper mills, fitted entirely with electric light.

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 parishUpper Clatford All Saints 
Poor Law unionAndover 

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Land and Property

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DistrictTest Valley
RegionSouth East
Postal districtSP11
Post TownAndover