Kings Somborne  Hampshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Kings Somborne like this:

KINGS-SOMBOURN, a village, a parish, and a hundred, in Hants. The village stands near the Roman toad to Sarum, and near the Horsebridge station of the Andover and Southampton railway, 3 miles S of Stockbridge; is connected with extensive iron foundries; and has a post office under Winchester. The parish contains the tythings of Brook and Up-Sombourn; and is in Stockbridge district. ...

Acres, 7, 425. Real property., £7, 860. Pop., 1, 241. Houses, 258. The property is subdivided. The manor belonged anciently to the Crown, and is still attached to the duchy of Lancaster. A palace of John of Gaunt stood near the church; and ruins of it, overgrown with large ancient yew trees, still exist. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Little Sombourn, in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £696.* Patron, Lady Barker Mill. The church is partly transition Norman, partly decorated English; includes a sepulchral recess, with an ancient stone coffin; and has a tower, partly early English, but chiefly wooden. There are two dissenting chapels and a national school. -The hundred is in Romsey division; and contains four parishes and part of another. Acres, 21, 976. Pop. in 1851, 5, 767. Houses, 1, 174.

Kings Somborne through time

Kings Somborne is now part of Test Valley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Test Valley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Kings Somborne itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kings Somborne, in Test Valley and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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