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Wootton St Lawrence, Hampshire

Historical Description

Wootton St Lawrence, a parish, with a village and three tithings, in Hants, 3½ miles W of Basingstoke station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Basingstoke; telegraph office, Sherborne St John. Acreage, 4406; population of the civil parish, 945; of the ecclesiastical, 607. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. Manydown House and Tangier Park are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £140 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Winchester. The church was rebuilt and enlarged in 1864, and contains monuments of the Hooke and Wither families.

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 parishWootton St. Lawrence 
Poor Law unionBasingstoke 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wootton St Lawrence from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.

DistrictBasingstoke and Deane
RegionSouth East
Postal districtRG23
Post TownBasingstoke