National Gazetteer (1868) - Hurstbourne Tarrant


The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"HURSTBOURNE-TARRANT, a parish in the upper half of the hundred of Pastrow, Andover division of county Hants, 5½ miles N.W. of Andover, its post town, and 10½ S.W. of the Newbury railway station. The village, which is considerable, is situated in a narrow valley on the river Swift, which flows only during certain periods. The surface is hilly, but fertile. There are extensive woods and commons. It comprises the hamlets of Ibthorp, Upton, and Corrholt. The road from Newbury to Andover crosses the parish. The appropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £1,340, and the vicarial for £402.

The living is a vicarage* annexed to the curacy of Vernham Dean, in the diocese of Winchester, value £370, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is an ancient structure of the latter part of the 12th century, and has a square wooden tower containing five bells. It contains monuments of the Paulet family and others. The charities produce £19 per annum, a portion of which is applied to the support of the National school. The Independents have a chapel, and a school in connection with it. D. A. B. Dewar, Esq., is lord of the manor. "BRICKLETON, a tything in the parish of Hurstbourne Tarrant, hundred of Pastrow, in the county of Southampton, 5 miles to the N. of Andover."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]