Hascombe  Surrey


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

HASCOMBE, a village and a parish in Hambledon district, Surrey. The village stands 2½ miles ENE of Hambledon, and 4 SE of Godalming r. station; is a picturesque place in an amphitheatre of wooded hills; and has an inn. The parish comprises 1,539 acres. Posttown, Godalming. Real property, £1,969. ...

Pop., 396. Houses, 74. The property is divided among a few. Park Hatch is the seat of J. Godman, Esq. A high ridge, to the S of the village, bears the name of Telegraphhill, from an old disused telegraph on it; commands extensive fine views; and is covered with beech trees, one of which, called the Hascombe beech, is a great landmark. Part of this ridge is named Castle-hill; and has remains of a small Roman camp, with single ditch and vallum. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £171.* Patron,B. Musgrave, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1864; is in the early English style, ornate and hagiological; consists of nave, aisle, and apsidal chancel, with oak shingled spire; and has a W memorial window, put up in 1865, to the memory of Dr. Conyers Middleton, author of the "Life of Cicero," and some time rector of Hascombe.

Hascombe through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hascombe, in Waverley and Surrey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 13th April 2024

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