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Periods of British and Hampshire’s History

Quarley Church

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Andover Area Churches

Quarley church,the ancient church of St Michaels in Quarley Hampshire is surrounded by a flower filled graveyard and has its origins in Saxon England.

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Edmund Spenser in Alton?

Edmund Spenser Alton
This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Hampshire People

The question of whether Edmund Spenser ever lived in Alton is based on a few tantalizing clues that allude to little that can be substantiated. So it is with many historical nuggets that glint in amongst the splendour of Hampshire history.

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Alton Quakers

Alton Quakers

A turbulent time in Hampshire history and in England as a whole, the Alton Quakers persevered in a time of intolerance and the Meeting House stands as a testament to their dogged determination.

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A Georgian Hampshire Scandal

Lainston House Hampshire

The Georgian scandal of Elizabeth Chudleigh was played out in no small part in the beautiful Lainston House Hampshire, now a hotel . Within the bounds of this house near Winchester a marriage took place that would place one of the party in Westminster Hall charged with bigamy.

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Water Babies in Hampshire

Charles Kingsley's grave Eversley Hampshire
This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Hampshire People

The Water Babies was a children’s novel written by Charles Kingsley, rector of Eversley and inspired by the grounds and building of Bramshill House Hampshire.

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The Grange Northington

The Grange Northington Hampshire history
This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Hampshire Architecture

The Grange Northington is s stunning example of the Classical Greek Revival style of architecture. Only the exterior can be viewed but it is worth every effort to make the visit to see it.

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The Waltham Blacks

Waltham Blacks

In 1723 the Black Act became law in England, it was a draconian law that caused great suffering in the population. The Waltham Blacks, operating in the forests of Hampshire were executed for their courageous actions.

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Tudor Bramshott Place

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Hampshire Architecture

The tudor house at Bramshott Place has long gone but its gatehouse still stands, albeit in splendid isolation. There was a manor and estate at Bramshott at the time of Domesday. By the late C16th a wealthy cloth merchant from Godalming named John Hooke purchased the esate and built for himself and his family, a…

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St Boniface and Nursling

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Hampshire People

A man named Winfrith and born in Devon became known as the ‘Apostle of Germany’. The humble Winfrith became St Boniface and his story started to take root in Nursling Hampshire. At Nursling (Bede refered to it as Nhutscelle), where the River Test winds towards the sea, one of the earliest Benedictine monastries was founded.…

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Wymering Fields Cosham

Hampshire History
This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Hampshire History Postcards and Images

This image of the  Wymering Fields Cosham, is a reminder of a time when this suburb of Portsmouth was a rural area of farms and fields. To the south of Wymering the mudflats of the tidal shore, it sits tucked under the chalk hills at Portsdown north of Portsmouth. After much reclamation and the passage…

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St Simon and St Jude Bramdean

St Simon and St Jude Bramdean
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Itchen Valley Churches

In the ‘valley where the broom grows’, well actually not in the valley but sitting high above it, is the church of St Simon and St Jude Bramdean. You do not glimpse it from the road but this C12th church gazes down on its community, well above the winter bourne that floods the road below…

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