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Wield, Hampshire

Historical Description

Wield, a parish in Hants, 4 miles N of Medstead station, and 6½ W of Alton station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Alresford. Acreage, 2104; population, 234. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £95. Patron, the Earl of Portsmouth. The church is an ancient building of flint in the Norman style, and contains a magnificent monument of alabaster to William Wallop, Esq.

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 parishWield St. James 
Poor Law unionAlton 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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