Bramshott (St. Mary)

BRAMSHOTT (St. Mary), a parish, in the hundred of Alton, Petersfield and N. divisions of Hampshire, 4½ miles (W. by N.) from Haslemere; containing, with the hamlet of Liphook, 1313 inhabitants. This parish, which includes part of Wolmer Forest, comprises about 3270 acres, and is situated on the London and Portsmouth road. The soil is a sandy loam, and the surface uneven; sandstone is quarried. Fairs for live-stock are held on the first Wednesday in March, and June 11th. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £18. 9. 2.; net income, £613; patrons, the Provost and Fellows of Queen's College, Oxford: there are 45 acres of glebe, with a house. The church is a very ancient cruciform edifice, principally in the early English style, with a low tower surmounted by a spire; the nave was rebuilt and enlarged a few years since.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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