Holybourne (Holy Rood)
HOLYBOURNE (Holy Rood), a parish, in the union and hundred of Alton, Alton and N. divisions of the county of Southampton, 1 mile (N. E.) from Alton; containing 522 inhabitants, and comprising by computation 1350 acres. The living is a vicarage not in charge, annexed, with the livings of Binsted and Kingsley, to the vicarage of Alton: the tithes have been commuted for £260 payable to the Dean and Chapter of Winchester, £95 to the vicar, and £45 to an impropriator. The church has been enlarged, and 120 free sittings provided. Thomas Andrews, in 1619, devised estates for the erection and support of a free school: the net annual income is nearly £200, and the number receiving instruction is about eighty.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.