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Transcriptions and analysis of all the censuses have been made by the New VCH Hampshire volunteer group based in Basingstoke.

Jane Austen was born at Steventon rectory in 1775.

This is the story of the stupidity of George Pink, the bungling burglar of Basingstoke, and the dog that did not bark in the night.

The Anvil concert hall has firmly established itself as one of the South’s leading venues with acoustics which are among the finest in the country.

Cliddesden parish lies two miles to the south of Basingstoke, now separated from it by the M3.

Wills and inventories dating from 1541-1707 have been transcribed by the Wills Group of the New Victoria County of Hampshire project, based in Basi

Many villagers depended for small purchases on travelling salesmen or chapmen who sold  personal goods such as gloves, lace, pins, stockings, handk

Upton Grey parish included the manors of Upton Grey and Hoddington.

Victorian Basingstoke was transformed by the coming of the railways and by a group of innovative entrepreneurs who made it an important manufacturi