Methodism was late in coming to Cliddesden.
The sale of books belonging to David Davies at his death provides an insight into the life and interests of a nineteenth-century rural clergyman.
Cliddesden parish lies two miles to the south of Basingstoke, now separated from it by the M3.
Wills of the Rectors of Cliddesden
Audleys Wood lies in the northeast corner of Cliddesden parish, its grounds separated from Hackwood Park by the road from Basingstoke to Alton.