Micheldever  Hampshire


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

MITCHELDEVER, a village, a parish, a sub-district, and a hundred, in Hants. The village stands 2½ miles SE of Mitcheldever r. station on the Southwestern railway, and 7 NNE of Winchester; and has a postoffice under Mitcheldever station. That station was an important one, serving for populous places so far as 13 miles distant, prior to the opening of the Basingstoke and Andover railway; and it has a head post office.‡ The parish contains the tythings of North Brook, South Brook, West Stratton, and Weston-Colley. ...

Acres, 9,340. Real property, £11,285. Pop., 1,041. Houses, 206. The property is all in one estate; belonged anciently to Hyde abbey at Winchester; went, at the dissolution, to the Earl of Southampton; passed, by marriage to William Lord Russell; and went, by sale, to Sir Francis Baring, Bart. An embankment, about 100 feet high, formed across an expanse of meadows, carries the railway in the neighbourhood of M. station. The living is a vicarage, united with the curacy of East Stratton, in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £326.* Patron, Lord Northbrook. The church succeeded an old one, destroyed by fire in 1806; was built at a cost of £10,000, all defrayed by Sir Francis Baring; retains the tower of the previous church; and contains monuments by Flaxman to the Baring family. There are a free school, alms houses for 50 persons, and charities £14.-The hundred contains five parishes, and part of another; is cut into two sections, Lower and Upper; and is in Winchester division. Acres of the lower section, 4,513. Pop. in 1851,789. Houses, 141. Acres of the upper section, 11,107. Pop. in 1851, 1,219. Houses, 223.

Micheldever through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Micheldever, in Winchester and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th June 2024

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