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Steventon (St. Nicholas)

STEVENTON (St. Nicholas), parish, in the union and hundred of Basingstoke, Kingsclere and N. divisions of the county of Southampton, 3 miles (S. E. by E.) from Overton; containing 193 inhabitants. The parish comprises 2100a. 3r. 6p. The South-Western railroad passes through it. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £11. 4. 7., and in the gift of Edward Knight, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £522. 10.; there is a glebe-house, and the glebe contains 53¼ acres. Miss Austen, the novelist, was born here in December, 1775: her father was for upwards of forty vears incumbent of the parish.

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