Whitchurch  Hampshire


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

WHITCHURCH, a small town, a parish, and a district, in Hants. The town stands ½ mile S of the South-western railway, and 12 N of Winchester; is a borough by prescription, governed by a mayor and a bailiff; sent two members to parliament, till disfranchised by the reform act of 1832; is a polling place; and has a post-office‡ under Mitcheldever Station, a r. ...

station with telegraph, a banking office, a good inn, a town hall, a restored early English church, four dissenting chapels, a mechanics' institute, national schools, a workhouse, charities £94, a silk factory, and fairs on the third Thursday of June and 19 and 20 Oct.—The parish includes Charlcott, Freefolk-Priors, and Cold Henley tythings; and comprises 6,142 acres. Real property, £6,869; of which £25 are in gasworks. Pop., 1,962. Houses, 429. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £205.* Patron, the Bishop of W.—The district contains 8 parishes. Acres, 29,513. Poor rates in 1863, £4,563. Pop. in 1851, 5,619; in 1861, 5,522. Houses, 1,209. Marriages in 1863, 29; births, 170,-of which 12 were illegitimate; deaths, 113,-of which 39 were at ages under 5 years, and 4 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 370: births, 1,836; deaths, 1,233. The places of worship, in 1851, were 7 of the Church of England, with 2,349 sittings; 3 of Independents, with 675 s.; 2 of Baptists, with 620 s.; 6 of Wesleyans, with 470 s.; 3 of Primitive Methodists, with 390 s.; and 1 of Latter Day Saints, with 20 s. The schools were 6 public day-schools, with 565 scholars; 6 private day-schools, with 128 s.; and 14 Sunday schools, with 1,002 s.

Whitchurch through time

Whitchurch 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 Whitchurch itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th July 2024

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