Ropley (St. Peter)
ROPLEY (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Alresford, hundred of Bishop's-Sutton, Alton and N. divisions of the county of Southampton, 3 miles (E.) from Alresford; containing 771 inhabitants, and consisting of 3715a. 1r. 27p. The living is annexed to the vicarage of Bishop's-Sutton: the tithes have been commuted for £240, and the glebe comprises 7 acres. The church is an ancient structure. The late Archbishop of Canterbury was born in this parish, of which his father was incumbent for forty years; and the archbishop himself held the living for some time: his grace died in February 1848.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.