In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Appleshaw like this:
APPLESHAW, a village and a parish in Andover district, Hants. The village stands under the Downs, 5 miles WNW of Andover r. station; and it has a post office under Andover, and fairs on 23 May, on the Friday and Saturday before Weyhill, and on 4 and 5 Nov. The parish contains also the hamlet of Tilly-Down, and parts of the hamlets of Appleshaw-Bottom and Dancey. Acres, 697. Real property, £1,865. Pop., 284. Houses, 62. The property is divided among a few. Appleshaw House is the seat of the family of Duke. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; and till 1865 was annexed to Amport. The church is good.
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 Appleshaw has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Test Valley. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Appleshaw and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Appleshaw, in Test Valley and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th May 2013
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