Stockbridge  Hampshire


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

STOCKBRIDGE, a small town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district, in Hants. The town stands on the river Test and on the Andover railway, 7 miles S of Andover; was the place where the Empress Maud was overtaken by Stephen's soldiers, after her escape from Winchester castle; sent two members to parliament from the time of Elizabeth, till disfranchised by the reform act of 1832; consists of one long street; and has a post-office‡ under Winchester, a hotel, a r. ...

station with telegraph, a town hall, a police station, a church rebuilt in 1867, an Independent chapel, a parochial school, a workhouse, two training establishments for race-horses, races near Danebury hill in June, a weekly market on Thursday, and a lamb fair on 10 July.—The parish comprises 1,115 acres. Real property, £2,611. Pop. in 1851, 1,066; in 1861, 935. Houses, 198. The manor belongs to G. G. Maitland, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £198. Patron, Lady Barker Mill.—The sub-district contains 9 parishes. Acres, 20,649. Pop., 3,577. Houses, 758.—The district includes also Broughton sub-district, and comprises 45,343 acres. Poor rates in 1863, £5,316. Pop. in 1851, 7,480; in 1861, 7,286. Houses, 1,538. Marriages in 1863, 46; births, 246,-of which 18 were illegitimate; deaths, 134,-of which 36 were at ages under 5 years, and 4 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 471; births, 2,089; deaths, 1,430. The places of worship, in 1851, were 14 of the Church of England, with 2,028 sittings; 1 of Independents, with 258 s.; 3 of Baptists, with 465 s.; 1 of Quakers, with 12 s.; 3 of Wesleyans, with 414 s.; 5 of Primitive Methodists, with 164 s.; 3 of the Wesleyan Association, with 394 s.; and 1 undefined, with 100 The schools were 13 public day-schools, with 854 scholars; 5 private day-schools, with 92 s.; and 16 Sunday schools, with 798 s.

Stockbridge through time

Stockbridge 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 Stockbridge itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th April 2024

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