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Dogmersfield (All Saints)

DOGMERSFIELD (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Hartley-Wintney, hundred of Odiham, Odiham and N. divisions of the county of Southampton, 2 miles (E. by N.) from Odiham; containing 305 inhabitants. It comprises 1606a. 36p.: the soil varies from a loose sand to a stiff clay; the surface is pleasingly undulated, and ornamented by Dogmersfield Park, a handsome residence. The South-Western railway passes at the distance of about a mile and a half; and the Basingstoke canal runs through the parish, in which also is a lake covering 36 acres. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £9. 6. 8., and in the patronage of Lady St. John Mildmay: the tithes have been commuted for £329. 3., and the glebe comprises 6 acres, with a glebe-house. The church was erected about forty years since. Foundations, supposed to be the remains of a palace of the archbishops of Canterbury which stood here so early as the twelfth century, were discovered a few years ago.

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