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Worting (St. Thomas Becket)

WORTING (St. Thomas à Becket), a parish, in the union of Basingstoke, hundred of Chutely, Basingstoke and N. divisions of the county of Southampton, 2¼ miles (W.) from Basingstoke; containing 148 inhabitants. It is intersected by the London and Southwestern railway, and comprises about 1100 acres, of which the soil is principally chalk, and the surface boldly undulated. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £8. 17. 8½., and in the gift of the Rev. Lovelace Bigg Wither: the tithes have been commuted for £277, and the glebe comprises 5½ acres. Dr. Pelham Warren, an eminent physician, lived and was interred here.

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