"HINTON AMPNER, a parish in the upper half of the hundred of Fawley, Winchester and N. divisions of county Hants, 9 miles S.E. of the Winchester station, and 4 S.E. of New Alresford, its post town. The village is small, and wholly agricultural. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £453. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Winchester, value £402, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to All Saints, has a small pointed tower containing three bells. In 1738, William Blake founded and endowed a school for the instruction of upwards of fifty boys and girls. It has an endowment of £140 per annum. "
[From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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