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CLIDDESDEN, a parish, in the union and hundred of Basingstoke, Basingstoke and N. divisions of the county of Southampton, 1¾ mile (S. by W.) from Basingstoke; containing 306 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, with that of Farleigh-Wallop united, valued in the king's books at £10. 16. 3., and in the gift of the Earl of Portsmouth, with a net income of £685: the tithes of Cliddesden have been commuted for £550, and there is a glebe of 10½ acres. There is a school, endowed with £10 per annum by the Earl of Portsmouth.

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