In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Buriton like this:
BURITON, a tything and a parish in Petersfield district, Hants. The tything lies on the verge of the county, near the Guildford and New Portsmouth railway, 2 miles SSW of Petersfield; and has a post office under Petersfield. The parish includes also the tythings of Nurstead and Weston. Acres, 6,305. Real property, £8,030. Pop., 1,050. Houses, 196. The property is subdivided. Mapledurham here belonged to Gibbon, the historian; was sold by him to Lord Stowell; and belongs now to J. Bonham Carter, Esq. ...
Grey limestone is quarried. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Petersfield, in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £1,194.* Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church is partly Norm an; has an ivy-clad square tower; and contains an ancient screen, a modern altar-piece, and very numerous monuments. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel, three alms-houses, and charities £80.
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 Buriton 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 Buriton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Buriton in East Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 11th December 2013
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