Looking at a modern map there are no signs that Dummer ever had any windmills. By researching 18th and 19th century maps there is evidence of two.
For this period the probate documents of 18 inhabitants of Basingstoke have been selected to reflect the range of occupations in the town, some sho
The whole of the 1881 census for Basingstoke parish has been transcribed by the New VCH Hampshire volunteers, based in the town.
Testamentary material that has survived from this period includes seven wills and six inventories from two yeoman, a tailor, a gentleman and his wi
Ten wills and 13 inventories survive from these years and include those of prosperous yeomen farmers, one with a flock of 450 sheep.
Material from 16 testators in this period includes 12 wills and 15 inventories made by three yeomen, five husbandmen, two blacksmiths, a widow, a c
This former farmhouse and later factory office was one of the oldest domestic buildings in Norton Fitwarren but was demolished.
Probate records for 29 Old Basing residents survive for this period comprising 18 wills, 23 inventories, one court paper and two sets of accounts.
Five wills and seven inventories survive for this period.
Wallis and Steevens was a family business, founded in Basingstoke in 1856 to sell agricultural machinery in the rural hinterland.