In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Finchdean like this:
FINCHDEAN, a hundred in Petersfield division, Hants. It takes its name from a place 4¼ miles N of Havant, and is cut into lower half and upper half. The l. half contains Petersfield borough and four parishes. Acres, 20, 566. Pop., 5, 231. Houses, 1, 010. The u. half contains Blendworth parish, and three other parishes. Acres, 10, 561. Pop., 2, 298. Houses, 463.
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 Finchdean has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of East Hampshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Finchdean and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Finchdean in East Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 09th December 2013
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