"MEON-STOKE, a parish in the hundred of Meon-Stoke, Droxford division of county Hants, 5 miles N.E. of Bishops-Waltham, and 4 S.W. of Petersfield. Droxford is its post town. The parish includes the village of Newtown, and is nearly separated by a small rivulet, which flows through several villages, and eventually discharges itself into Southampton Water. The greater part of the land is arable, the remainder downs or common. The village, which was partially burnt in 1740, is neatly built. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £280. The living is a rectory* with the curacy of Soberton annexed, in the diocese of Winchester, value £568, in the patronage of the bishop. "
[From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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