Faccombe (St. Michael)

FACCOMBE (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Andover, hundred of Pastrow, Kingsclere and N. divisions of the county of Southampton, 8½ miles (N. by E.) from Andover; containing 276 inhabitants. It comprises 2542 acres; the surface is very hilly, and the soil on the hills is a strong clayey loam, with large boulders of stone, and in the lower grounds chalky and flinty. The living is a rectory, with that of Tangley annexed, valued in the king's books at £26. 2. 3½.; net income, £695; patron, the Rev. Mr. Everet. The church contains some ancient monuments to the Lucys, of the county of Warwick. The Wesleyans have a place of worship; and there is a small national school. The Wansdyke, or Wodensdyke, supposed to have been one of the boundaries during the heptarchy, passes through the parish.

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

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