Content derived during research for the new VCH Hampshire volume, Basingstoke and its surroundings.
The former site of the sheep fair on high ground in the south of the town was given by the Corporation in 1885 for the Board Schools to accommodate
Viewed from Churchill Way East, Mountbatten House in Basing View has been described as a large and elaborate chest of drawers, the drawers all open
The ruined chapels close to Basingstoke railway station are as much a landmark today as they were to Thomas Hardy.
These wills and inventories reveal the economy of the town of Basingstoke where agriculture, crafts and shops offered goods to the townspeople and
A Great Thoroughfare.
Victorian Basingstoke was transformed by the coming of the railways and by a group of innovative entrepreneurs who made it an important manufacturi
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
Many villagers depended for small purchases on travelling salesmen or chapmen who sold personal goods such as gloves, lace, pins, stockings, handk
Victorian Asylum to Psychiatric Hospital