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Ibstock is one of Leicestershire's largest villages.

Apprenticeship indentures form Roche parish, transcribed by a volunteer as part of the 'Clay Country' project.

Nately Scures was a small parish four miles north east of Basingstoke and adjoining Newnham.

The small, extra-parochial district of Andwell, located on the north-eastern edge of the Hampshire Downs approximately 22 miles (35 kilometres) to

The Mount was a substantial family home with grounds of about two acres situated in Bounty Road, Basingstoke. Burberry, Harriot Stanton Blatch, a f

Betrothal is just part of the modern wedding ceremony but in the medieval and later periods it was a separate social and legal contract.

Farleigh wallop was a parish with a non-resident landlord, the earl of Portsmouth.

Cassandra Terry of Down Grange, Basingstoke, lies buried outside her parish, tucked away behind the church at Eastrop.

The Revd R S Hawker is mostly known for his eccentricities like his vicarage at Morwenstow and as the author of the Cornish anthem 'The Song of the

John Liddell was the son of John and Emily Liddell who lived at Sherfield Manor, Sherfield on Loddon, just outside Basingstoke.