Content derived from research undertaken as part of the Victoria County History project
This article traces the history of the fairs and markets from 1218 to the present day, including the commodities traded, how the markets were regul
Portals paper mills have had a profound economic and social effect on Overton parish.
These articles trace the history of the settlement from the earliest times to the present day, including the new town established by the bishops of
This article describes how the Anglo-Saxon manor of Overton included the valley of the River Test for habitation, pasture and mills as well as chal
Overton Silk Mill was built on the river Test in 1769 and was the first water- powered industrial silk mill to be built in the south of England, co
In 1686, the Overton vestry authorised a poor-house in the parish, which continued until the rapidly rising costs of poor relief resulted in a new