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

The 233 names on the town memorial represent only a small proportion of Basingstoke men who died serving in the First World War.

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

Ellisfield is a village of just under 2,350 acres.

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

The standard gauge London and Southampton Railway, soon to be London and South Western Railway, opened to Basingstoke on 10th June 1839[1] when a s

The attached document tells the story of the violent burglary at Buckskin Farm, Basingstoke in 1832, and the eventual capture of the robbers.