Ewhurst (St. Mary)

EWHURST (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and hundred of Kingsclere, Kingsclere and N. divisions of the county of Southampton, 6 miles (N. W.) from Basingstoke; containing 22 inhabitants. It comprises 490 acres. The soil is generally a wettish loam in the northern, and of a chalky nature in the southern, part; the surface rises gradually from the north towards the south, and the scenery is finely varied, and embellished with stately trees, which thrive luxuriantly in the lower grounds. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £1. 6. 8., and in the gift of the Duke of Wellington: the tithe rent-charge is £100. On the summit of a hill in the parish, from which an extensive view of the adjoining counties may be obtained, are some tumuli, and also yew-trees of great antiquity.

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

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