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Warnborough, South (St. Andrew)

WARNBOROUGH, SOUTH (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Hartley-Wintney, hundred of Bermondspit, Odiham and N. divisions of the county of Southampton, 2½ miles (S. W. by S.) from Odiham; containing 371 inhabitants. It is on the road from Odiham to Alton, and comprises 2569a. 2p., of which 100 acres are meadow, 200 woodland, and the remainder arable. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £14. 12. 3½., and in the gift of St. John's College, Oxford: the tithes have been commuted for £720; there is a parsonage-house, and the glebe contains 38½ acres. The church is very ancient, with a fine Norman arch at the entrance; in the chancel is a curious monument to Sir Thomas White and his family. Tradition says that Queen Elizabeth, when residing at Odiham, rode over to the manor-house here, and after partaking of breakfast with the above-mentioned Thomas White, knighted him in his own saloon. There is a singular mound in the churchyard, apparently covering the remains of combatants. The Rev. John Daman, D.D., rector, in 1785 gave £200 in the three per cents., the interest to be applied in support of a school. Peter Mews, afterwards Bishop of Winchester, and Peter Heylin, the cosmographer, were rectors of the parish.

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