Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for SHERBORNE-MONK, or West

SHERBORNE-MONK, or West S., a parish, with a village and two tythings, in Basingstoke district, Hants; 3 miles NW of Basingstoke r. station. Post town, Basingstoke. Acres, 3,342. Real property, £3,717. Pop., 649. Houses, 137. The manor belonged to a small Benedictine priory, founded here in the time of Henry I., and annexed to Cerisy abbey in Normandy; was given by Henry VI. to Eton college; and passed to Queen's college, Oxford, in connexion with St. Julian's hospital at Southampton. The chapel of the priory still exists, and contains an ancient altar-tomb. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £50. Patron, Queen's College, Oxford. The church has Norman portions, and was restored in 1862. There is a free school.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "with a village"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Basingstoke PLU/RegD       Hampshire AncC
Place: Monk Sherborne

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