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STEEP, a parish, partly in the union of Petersfield, hundred of East Meon, Petersfield and N. divisions of the county of Southampton, and partly in the union of Midhurst, hundred of Easebourne, rape of Chichester, W. division of Sussex; containing, with the tythings of North and South Ambersham, 885 inhabitants, of whom 563 are in Steep tything, if mile (N.) from Petersfield. The parish comprises 2642 acres, of which 211 are common or waste. The living is annexed, with that of Froxfield, to the vicarage of East Meon; the impropriate tithes have been commuted for £300, and the vicarial for £230.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.