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Content derived during research for the new VCH Hampshire volume, Basingstoke and its surroundings.

During the 19th century there were a number of incidents of popular disturbances in Basingstoke, including the riots in connection with the Salvati

Fourteen wills, 15 inventories and two accounts of administration have been transcribed for this decade.

In 1913 London Street Congregational Church in Basingstoke purchased and reopened the Nonconformist Mission Hall in May Street, which had formerly

In 1902 Church of England services were held at St Michael’s Church and at two mission rooms: the Reading Road Mission Room serving the east of the

One inventory and thirteen wills survive for this period, only one document is held in the Hampshire Record Office (HRO), the remainder are held at

The first Post Office in Basingstoke was run by Robert Cottle, Chief Magistrate, from 1808.

At the time of the 1851 Religious Census, there were two Independent Chapels in Basingstoke.

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

The arrangements for fire-fighting in the town before the creation of Basingstoke Volunteer Fire Brigade are unclear.

The English Civil War broke out in August 1642.