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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

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

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

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

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

Portals paper mills have had a profound economic and social effect on Overton parish.

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