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Wolverton, Hampshire

Historical Description

Wolverton, a parish in Hants, 1¼ mile E of Kingsclere, and 5 N by W of Oakley station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post office under Basingstoke; money order and telegraph office, Kingsclere. Acreage, 1453; population of the civil parish, 157; of the ecclesiastical, with Ewhurst, 212. Wolverton Park is the chief residence. The Duke of Wellington is lord of the manor. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £280 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Wellington. The church is a cruciform building of red brick in the Classic style, and has been restored.

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 parishWolverton St. Catherine 
Poor Law unionKingsclere 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictBasingstoke and Deane
RegionSouth East
Postal districtRG26
Post TownTadley