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"BIGHTON, a parish and village in the hundred of Bishop's Sutton, North Alton division of the county of Southampton, 2 miles to the N.E. of New Alresford, its post town, and 9 from Winchester. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Winchester, value £310, in the patronage of the Rev. J. T. Maine. The church is old, and contains some massive round pillars, supporting pointed arches of unequal size between the nave and the aisles. They are supposed to be as old as the Conquest. There is also a very large ancient font. The church is dedicated to All Saints, and the eastern window is of stained glass. A National school has been recently erected. "

[From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

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