Avington  Hampshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Avington like this:

AVINGTON, a parish in Winchester district, Hants; on the river Itching, 3 miles E of the Southwestern rail way, and 5 NE of Winchester. Post Town, Itchen Abbots under Winchester. Acres, 1,794. Real property, £1,833. Pop., 162. Houses, 33. The manor belonged anciently to the Crown; was given, in 961, by King Edgar, to the monastery of St. ...

Swithin at Win chester; passed, at the dissolution, to the Clerks of Mit cheldever; and went, in the reign of Elizabeth, to the family of Bruges or Brydges, who after wards became Dukes of Chandos and Buckingham. The infamous Countess of Shrewsbury, who married into this family, was often visited here by Charles II. The present house is a modern brick structure, on the site of the ancient mansion. The park lies in a sequestered valley, nearly surrounded with high downs; is well wooded; and measures about 3 miles in circuit. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £265.* Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church stands in the park, and is modern. Charities, £20.

Avington through time

Avington is now part of Winchester district. Click here for graphs and data of how Winchester has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Avington itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Avington, in Winchester and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th April 2024

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