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This is part of ongoing study of Basingstoke Union and Workhouse.

Standing on a hill above the marshy valley of the Loddon, Basing House has long been the site of human habitation.  I

Basingstoke Poor Law Union was established in May 1835, under the new Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834.

There was a new initiative to prevent the spread of infectious diseases from dirty conditions following the Diseases Prevention Act of 1855; the li

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

Old Basing is a substantial settlement 2 miles east of Basingstoke. 

It is not known exactly when the Congregational cause in the parish of Old Basing was instituted, but it was already in existence at the time of th

Only one will survives for this period, that of John Mulford.

Twenty four wills and 22 inventories survive for this period of people involved in the local farming community and related trades.

Fourteen wills and inventories survive for this period, all are in Hampshire Record Office.