"FROYLE, a parish in the upper half of the hundred of Alton, county Hants, 3½ miles N.E. of Alton, its post town, and 8 S.W. of Farnham. The Bentley station on the South-Western line is about 4 miles to the N.E. of the village. It is situate on the river Wey. Hops are grown to a considerable extent, the soil being a deep rich loam. The surface is hilly, and from some of the heights an extensive view is obtained. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Winchester, value £254. The church is a plain edifice dedicated to St. Mary. Froyle Place, the seat of the Rev. Sir T. 0. Miller, Bart., who is lord of the manor, is the principal residence. "
[From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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