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"FREEFOLK MANOR, a parish in the upper half of the hundred of Evingar, county Hants, 2 miles N.E. of Whitchurch, its post town, and 6 N.W. from the railway station at Andover Road. It is bounded by the river Test, which separates it from Freefolk-Priors. The land is chiefly arable. The village is situated on the road from Andover to Overton. Here are the mills for the manufacture of bank-note paper, which were established in the reign of George I. The living is a donative curacy in the diocese of Winchester, value £60, in the patronage of St. Cross Hospital, Winchester. The church is a small edifice. Here is a meet for the Vine hounds. "

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

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