Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for MEON-STOKE

MEON-STOKE, a village, a parish, and a hundred, in Hants. The village stands on a rivulet 4 miles NE by E of Bishops-Waltham r. station; and is a pretty place. The parish comprises 2,050 acres; and is in Droxford district. Post town, Bishops-Waltham, under Southampton. Real property, £2,106. Pop., 429. Houses, 94. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to Winchester College. A Roman camp is on the NE boundary; and a. Roman lamp and Roman pottery were found there in 1834. There are also several barrows. The rivulet on which the village stands runs about 14 miles south-southwestward to Southampton water; and a willow-tree, in a meadow on its bank, measures 23 feet in girth of trunk, and is computed to contain 10 loads of timber. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Soberton, in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £568.* Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church includes a portion ascribed to William of Wykeham; has his "rose ''at the intersections of canopied niches on both sides of the E window; is chiefly decorated English, with some later portions; has a tower; and contains a late Norman font and two ancient Purbeck marble coffins. A curious petrified deposit exists in the churchyard, about 3 feet beneath the surface. There is a national school.-The hundred contains also six other parishes and part of another; is in Droxford division; and is cut into lower half and upper half. Acres, 10,274 and 13,305. Pop. in 1851,1,803 and 2,371. Houses, 359 and 486.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village, a parish, and a hundred"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Meonstoke AP/CP       Meonstoke Hundred       Hampshire AncC
Place: Meonstoke

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