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Georgian 1714 – 1837 Period

Warblington Watch Huts

Warblington Church Watch Hut

The rare watch huts in the church yard of the church of St Thomas a Becket in Warblington, are another intriguing facet of the history of this fascinating part of Hampshire.

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Langstone Mill

Langstone Mill and Harbour

Langstone Mill, is a mix of water and windmills, built in the Georgian period on Chichester Harbour and a stone throw away from the waters of Langstone Harbour.

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East Meon Overseers Book 1819-1826

An open access Hampshire History data Project. A transcription of the East Meon Overseers Book 1819-1826, over 300 names to explore. This is one of a number of small projects being undertaken by the Hampshire History Project which we hope will engage social and family historians alike.

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St Mary’s Church Avington

St Mary's Church Avington

St Mary’s Church Avington is a wonderful example of a virtually untouched, Georgian church. With wonderful box pews and beautiful barrel ceiling. The memorial to Lady Carnarvon is particularly interesting.

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St Mary the Virgin Old Alresford

St Mary the Virgin Old Alresford

The church of St Mary the Virgin Old Alresford Hampshire was built in the C18th next to the house where Nelson’s Admiral Rodney lived and where Mary Sumner, founder of the Mother’s Union was the rector’s wife.

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St Mary the Virgin Abbotts Ann

Churchyard St Mary the Virgin Abbotts Ann

The church of St Mary the Virgin Abbotts Ann, is virtually unaltered since being built in 1716. The wonderful interior with its wooden Tuscan columns exudes early Georgian design. The church also contains the unusual Virgin’s Crowns.

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Robert Owen Pioneering Socialist

Robert Owen and Harmony Hall

Robert Owen was a pioneering socialist, who brought his ideas of Utopian living to the Hampshire countryside by building Harmony Hall near East Tytherley. Little remains now of the Hall, it was burnt down in the C20th but Robert Owen’s socialist ideas live on.

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The Andover Workhouse

The Andover Workhouse

The Andover workhouse scandal brought about the demise of the Poor Law Commission, set up in the 1830’s to find a solution to the growing number of por and destitute people in England.

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Abbey House Winchester

Abbey House gates Winchester
This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Winchester Historical Landmarks

Abbey House, built upon land once a gift to Queen Mary Tudor and now the residence of the Mayor of Winchester The site of Abbey House was once occupied by the Abbey of St Mary and St Edburga, formerly the Saxon Nunnaminster. When the abbey was dissolved in 1539, most of the buildings were destroyed.…

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Bursledon Windmill

Bursledon Windmill

Bursledon windmill is Hampshire’s only working windmill and represents a time when agriculture depended upon local manufacturing. It fell into decline when new technology for milling overtook the old but somehow Bursledon Windmill managed to survive and is now a popular tourist attraction.

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Buckler’s Hard

Bucklers Hard Hampshire

Buckler’s Hard, a place that launched at least three of the warships commanded by Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar The hamlet of Buckler’s Hard, with its two neat rows of brick terraced cottages running out to the Beaulieu River are all that remains today to remind us of the once famous shipyard that used…

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The Point Portsmouth

Portsmouth Harbour Hampshire

The Point Portsmouth consists of just a few acres around the camber in Old Portsmouth but is bursting with history and character at every step The Point is also known as the Spice Island, the origins of its name lost in the dim past. Maybe it referred to the smell of spices being unloaded or…

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Avington Park

Avington Park Hampshire

Avington Park is a beautiful C18th house whose history is much older than that. It was the lodging house of Nell Gwynne, mistress to King Charles II.

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Chesapeake Mill

Chesapeake Mill Wickham Hampshire

Chesapeake Mill in Wickham is a fine example of a building whose timbers were once creaking across the worlds oceans Outwardly Chesapeake Mill is a grand brick built building, standing tall and dominating the corner in which it sits. It is now an emporium of antique, brik- a- brak and craft units with a tea…

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Bugle Street Southampton

Bugle St Old Southampton

Bugle Street Southampton has some wonderful old merchants houses It is not just the Tudor House or the Medieval Merchants House that are worth looking at in the area around St Michael’s Square in Old Southampton. Cast your eyes around many old merchants houses to get a full flavour of the area when  it fizzed…

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All Saints Church Farringdon

All Saints Church Farringdon has some fascinating and intriguing characters associated with it, from eminent scientists, to world renowned authors and builders of follys. Such a great deal of history connected with a small place of thatched cottages and pretty country lanes.

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