In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Laverstoke like this:
LAVERSTOKE, a village and a parish in Whitchurch district, Hants. The village stands in the valley of the Test, near the Southwestern railway, 2½ miles NE of Whitchurch; and has a paper mill, which was established in the tune of George I., and which makes the paper of the notes of the Bank of England. The parish comprises 1, 530 acres. Post town, Whitchurch. Real property, £1, 282. Pop., 122. Houses, 24. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Laverstoke House, belongs to M. Portal, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £180. Patron, M. Portal, Esq. The church is good, and contains tablets of the Portal family. 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 Laverstoke 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 Laverstoke and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Laverstoke, in Basingstoke and Deane and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 21st May 2013
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