VERNHAM-DEAN, a parish, in the union of Andover, hundred of Pastrow, Andover and N. divisions of the county of Southampton, 8 miles (N. by W.) from Andover; containing 707 inhabitants. It comprises by computation 3500 acres: the soil is chiefly a strong clay, resting on a stratum of chalk, but in the valleys is more loose and gravelly. The living is annexed to the vicarage of Hurstbourn-Tarrant. The church occupies a lonely and romantic situation. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.