Herriard (St. Mary)
HERRIARD (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Basingstoke, hundred of Bermondspit, Basingstoke and N. divisions of the county of Southampton, 4¾ miles (S. S. E.) from Basingstoke; containing, with the tything of Southrope, 427 inhabitants. This parish comprises 2765a. 1r. 9p., of which 256 acres are waste land or common; the surface is varied. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £7. 6. 5½.; patron and impropriator, Lord Bolton: the great tithes have been commuted for £288. 15., and the vicarial for £200. The church is an ancient edifice, the tower of which fell down more than 200 years since; there is a fine arch on the side, formerly a doorway.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.