About Hampshire New Series Volume 2: Old Basing, Steventon and Environs

VCH Volume: 
Hampshire New Series Vol II
Basing House, Old Basing.

Hampshire volunteers are researching the following parishes.


Lying approximately 3 miles south of Basingstoke a large part of the centre of the village is a Conservation Area.  Parliamentary Papers are being researched. Census and tithe maps have been transcribed. Religious life is being researched.


A village with a population of 643 (2001) south-west of Basingstoke.  Trade directories and all censuses have been transcribed and probate records are currently being researched and recorded.


A village lying to the south of Basingstoke on the chalkland.  Recording the tithe maps and apportionments has been completed as well as transcription of the censuses. Work continues on researching probate records.

Farleigh Wallop

By the fifteenth century this was the home of the Wallop family. During the Civil War Sir Robert Wallop took the Parliamentary side and sat in judgment on Charles I. He later escaped the death sentence but was imprisoned in the Tower and died there in 1666.


Herriard has been the seat of the Jervoise family since 1601. Extensive estate records survive. The original mansion was destroyed by fire about 1704, and replaced in 1829; it was demolished in the 1960s and has been replaced by a modern house.  All census and tithe have been transcribed and census transcriptions have been posted to Explore.


Mapledurwell Manor extended beyond the parish in 1066. Including some adjacent modern parishes, in 1086 this was the Hampshire estate of Hubert de Port.  In 1529 William Frost of Avington granted the manor to Corpus Christi College, Oxford and the lands remain in their hands.  Mapledurwell was published in 2012. Mapledurwell census and probate transcriptions are on Explore.

Nately Scures

An ancient parish which no longer exists in 2012. Many wills and inventories have been transcribed. Drafts on economy and buildings are being produced.


Lying on the River Lyde this village, in the 17th century, had five water mills, two for corn and three fulling mills.  Many wills and all census records have been transcribed and work is on-going with manors and the school. Draft texts are being prepared.

North Waltham

Evidence of pre-historic and Roman occupation has been found in this village.  The census records are currently being transcribed. Work is on-going on medieval economic history.

Old Basing

Site of Basing House which was besieged and destroyed by Oliver Cromwell in 1645.  Most census and some probate records have been transcribed.


Best known as the birthplace of Jane Austen.   All census and probate records have been transcribed. Draft texts are being prepared.


Early habitation of Tunworth can be dated back to the Neolithic. Census and tithe apportionments have been transcribed.

Up Nately

Up Nately was included in the Great Manor of Mapledurwell until the early 12th century.  The 18th century saw the arrival of the Basingstoke Canal and a 19th century brickworks.  Draft texts of introduction, landownership, domestic buildings and economic history are on this website.

Upton Grey

The manor of Hoddington was also associated with the parish of Upton Grey, and was for many years the seat of Lord Basing.  The Manor House has a garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll.  All tithe, census and probate records have been transcribed.  A draft text of the school has been posted and work continues on the text for the rest of the parish.

Weston Corbett

The first reference to this village is in 1224 when the land belonged to the crown and was held by Thomas Corbett.  Today the parish comprises only a few houses and two farms. The site of the medieval church has not been identified.  Census and tithe records have been transcribed.

Weston Patrick

A well wooded parish with a 12th century church.  It is part of a Conservation Area with Weston Corbett from which it is divided by the road leading to Upton Grey. A draft text on the school is on Explore.

Winslade with Kempshott

The manor of Kempshott in the parish of Winslade had one particularly notable owner in Robert Pincke DD, who became Warden of New College, Oxford, in 1617.  There is a 13th century church.  All census and most probate records have been transcribed.