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Whitchurch, Hampshire

Historical Description

Whitchurch, a small town and a parish in Hants. The town has stations on the L. & S.W.R. and G.W.R., 59 miles from London, and 12 N of Winchester. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office. It is a borough by prescription, governed by a parish council, sent two members to Parliament till disfranchised by the Reform Act of 1832, is a polling-place, and has a good inn, a town-hall, a mechanics' institute, a workhouse, and silk and corn mills on the river Test. Over the Test is a brick bridge of five arches. The parish includes Charlcott, Freefolk Priors, and Cold Henley tithings. Acreage, 6367; population of the civil parish, 2110; of the ecclesiastical, 1916. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £270 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The Church of All Saints is an edifice of flint and stone in various styles of architecture, with a massive western tower and lofty spire; it contains numerous memorials, and has been restored. There are Wesleyan, Baptist, Primitive Methodist, and Congregational chapels.

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 parishWhitchurch All Saints 

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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 districtRG28