In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Pamber like this:
PAMBER, a parish in Basingstoke district, Hants: 3¼ miles S of the boundary with Berks, and 4 N N W of Basingstoke r. station. Post-town, Monk-Sherborne, under Basingstoke. Acres, 2, 150. Real property, £2,034. Pop., 677. Houses, 143. Pamber forest is a meet for the Vine hounds. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Winchester. Value, not reported. Pa.tron, Queen's College, Oxford. The church is part of anancient priory, shows curious features, and contains a fine ancient oaken-effigies of a knight. The priory was a cell to Cerasy abbey in Normandy; and passed to successively Eton college, St. Julien's hospital in Southampton, and Queen's college in Oxford. Charities, £5.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Pamber has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Basingstoke and Deane. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Pamber and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Pamber, in Basingstoke and Deane and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 16th April 2014
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