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For a short period during the second half of the nineteenth century, there was a Bible Christian presence in Basingstoke.

Two wills and three inventories survive for this period, one of which is the rector John Palmer, who was resident in the parish for 10 years and ha

In a similar manner to the Congregational cause in the neighbouring parish of Farleigh Wallop that in Ellisfield started with meetings being held i

It is not known exactly when the Congregational cause in the parish of Old Basing was instituted, but it was already in existence at the time of th

Three of the five wills extant from this period were made by members of the Wallop family: Stephen and his brother Robert inherited the family esta

Farleigh Wallop is a small village and civil parish approximately 2 m

The Revd Peter Thatcher vicar of Queen Camel in the later 16th century recorded in his account book burials in the church for which a fee of 6s 8d.

The post Reformation church was concerned that people attended church for political as much as for religious reasons.

Thirty-two wills and twenty-nine inventories from the parish of Cliddesden from 1541-1700, have been transcribed by the Wills Group of the New Vict

Coal mining and clay extraction have shaped the size and character of present day Ibstock.