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Binsted (St. Nicholas)

BINSTED (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union and hundred of Alton, Alton and N. divisions of the county of Southampton, 3¾ miles (E. by N.) from Alton; containing 1055 inhabitants. It is extremely fertile, and the surrounding country is pleasantly varied; about 120 acres are planted with hops. The parish includes the forest of Alice-Holt, comprising 1800 acres, inclosed by act of parliament in 1816. The living is a vicarage not in charge, annexed, with the livings of Holybourne and Kingsley, to the vicarage of Alton.

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