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West Meon, Hampshire

Historical Description

Meon, West, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands 8 miles NE of Bishops Waltham station on the L. & S.W.R., and 8 W of Petersfield. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Petersfield. The parish contains also the hamlet of Woodlands. Acreage, 3774; population, 824. The parish council, under the Local Government Act, 1894, consists of nine members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; value, £425 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church was built in 1844-46 at a cost of £12,000, is in the Early English style, and has painted windows and an embattled tower. There is a Congregational chapel.

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 parishWest Meon St. John the Evangelist 
Poor Law unionDroxford 

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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


Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth East
Postal districtGU32
Post TownPetersfield