Farley-Chamberlayne (St. John)

FARLEY-CHAMBERLAYNE (St. John), a parish, in the union of Hursley, hundred of King's-Sombourn, Romsey and S. divisions of the county of Southampton, 5¾ miles (W. by S.) from Winchester; containing 149 inhabitants. It comprises about 1200 acres; the surface is hilly, the soil partly a stiff clay and partly of lighter quality. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £10. 12. 1., and in the gift of J. Woodham, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £340, and the glebe comprises 60 acres. On an eminence termed Beacon Hill, are vestiges of an ancient encampment.

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

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