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At the time of its opening in October 1888, the location of this relatively remote chapel was described as ‘a perfect little paradise.’ Although it

In 1866 the rector of Weston Patrick converted a barn into a school at a cost of £30 which was supported by subscription and the scholars’ pence.

Victorian Asylum to Psychiatric Hospital

‘Daneshill, 1 m. NW By Lutyens, 1903. Brick, Tudor and conventional.'[1]

Although the primary concern of churches has always been the spiritual wellbeing of their congregations, many have also contributed to the social l

Although the primary concern of churches has always been the spiritual wellbeing of their congregations, many have also contributed to the social l

In the years leading up to the First World War the impact of the campaign for women’s suffrage was as evident in Basingstoke as in every other part

At the time of her death, Isabella Raynbird was praised as somebody who ‘took a keen interest in everything for the good of the parish in which she

Basingstoke made headlines in the national and provincial press in 1907 when the vicar of Basingstoke, Revd Boustead, sent an intemperate letter to

Prior to the emergence of the Welfare State, churches made a valuable and valued contribution to social welfare provision either alone or collabora

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