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Hurstbourne Priors  Hampshire

 

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

HURSTBOURNE-PRIORS, a village and a parish in Whitchurch district, Hants. The village stands near the Southwestern railway, 2 miles WSW of Whitchurch; and has a post office under Mitcheldever-Station. The parish comprises 3, 132 acres. Real property, £3, 553. Pop., 437. Houses, 87. The manor belonged to the Winchester Benedictines; passed to the family of Wallop; and belongs now to their descendant, the Earl of Portsmouth. ...


Hurstbourne Park is the Earl's seat. The mansion was designed by Wyatt; looks ill as a building, but occupies a fine site, in a large thickly wooded park; and contains some good pictures, and the manuscripts of Sir Isaac Newton, brought into the family by Sir Isaac's niece, Lady Lymington, and used by Sir David Brewster in his life of Newton. There is a paper mill. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of St. Mary-Bourne, in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £202. * Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church is Norman and early English; has a low tower; and was recently restored.

Hurstbourne Priors through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hurstbourne Priors, in Basingstoke and Deane and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/6008

Date accessed: 16th July 2020


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