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Wonston or Wonsington, Hampshire

Historical Description

Wonston or Wonsington, a parish in Hants, half a mile from Sutton Scotney station on the G.W.R., and 6 miles N of Winchester. It contains Sutton Scotney village, which has a post and money order office under Micheldever Station; telegraph office, Sutton Scotney Station. Acreage, 5493; population, 730. The manor belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Winchester. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Wichester; net value, £550 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church was injured by fire in 1710, but much of the old building remains, including a beautiful chancel arch and a Norman doorway. The tower has been restored. There is a Primitive Methodist 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 parishWonston Holy Trinity 
Poor Law unionWinchester 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Sutton Scotney

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