In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Monk Sherborne like this:
SHERBORNE-MONK, or West S., a parish, with a village and two tythings, in Basingstoke district, Hants; 3 miles NW of Basingstoke r. station. Post town, Basingstoke. Acres, 3,342. Real property, £3,717. Pop., 649. Houses, 137. The manor belonged to a small Benedictine priory, founded here in the time of Henry I., and annexed to Cerisy abbey in Normandy; was given by Henry VI. to Eton college; and passed to Queen's college, Oxford, in connexion with St. Julian's hospital at Southampton. The chapel of the priory still exists, and contains an ancient altar-tomb. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £50. Patron, Queen's College, Oxford. The church has Norman portions, and was restored in 1862. There is a free school.
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 Monk Sherborne 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 Monk Sherborne and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Monk Sherborne, in Basingstoke and Deane and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 09th October 2015
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