Greatham (St. John the Baptist)

GREATHAM (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Petersfield, hundred of Alton, Petersfield and N. divisions of the county of Southampton, 5 miles (N. by E.) from Petersfield, on the road to Farnham; containing 205 inhabitants. It comprises 979 acres, of which 69 are waste or common. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £6. 5. 10., and in the patronage of the Rev. Thomas Agar Holland, the incumbent, whose tithes have been commuted for £247. 6. 8., and who has a glebe of 53½ acres. The church is a handsome structure in the early English style; in the chancel is an altar-tomb to Lady Caryll, on which is her effigy in a recumbent posture.

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

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