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Forty wills and twenty eight inventories survive for this decade from Basingstoke.

In 1968 Hampshire County Council took possession of the Tasker Collection of traction engines relating to the Waterloo Ironworks in Andover which c

The standard gauge London and Southampton Railway, soon to be London and South Western Railway, opened to Basingstoke on 10th June 1839[1] when a s

The ruined chapels close to Basingstoke railway station are as much a landmark today as they were to Thomas Hardy.

These pages were missing from the Minute Books of the Basingstoke Poor Law Union in 1866, where the reports for the outlying parishes were transcri

Dunster is a compact settlement west of the Avill and the Tor between Grabbist Hill to the south and Conygar Hill to the north and seems to have de

When the decision was taken to rewrite the Hampshire volumes in the modern style, Basingstoke was selected as the first area for study because of i

Melton Mowbray's market is mentioned in Domesday Book.