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"FARNBOROUGH, a parish in the lower half of the hundred of Crondall, Odiham division of county Hants, 5½ miles N.E. of Farnham, and 32 from London. It has stations on the London and South-Western and the South-Eastern railways, and is a post town. The Basingstoke canal passes through the parish, of which nearly half is in heath and plantations. The surface is undulating, and the soil is generally gravel and sand. Farnborough is the head of a Poor-law Union and of a superintendent registry, but is included within the Farnham new County Court district. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Winchester, value £123. The Baptists have a chapel. There are charities of about £3 per annum. George Morant, Esq., is lord of the manor. Farnborough Place is the principal residence. In this parish are several tumuli. "

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

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