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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

This building at the top of Sarum Hill, Basingstoke, was erected in July 1883 by Colonel John May of May’s Brewery as a Drill Hall for K Company, 1

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.

St Michael's Church Cottage, Basingstoke: Uses and Occupants

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

Wills and inventories survive for Steventon in Hampshire Record Office (HRO) and The National Archives (TNA).

The ruined chapels close to Basingstoke railway station are as much a landmark today as they were to Thomas Hardy.

Wills of the Rectors of Cliddesden

There are eight surviving wills but only two of these have inventories.

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