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"NATELY-SCURES, a parish in the upper half of the hundred of Basingstoke, county Hants, 4½ miles E. of Basingstoke, its post town, and 42 1 W. of the Winchfield station on the South-Western railway. The parish, which is of small extent, is situated on the road from Hartford Bridge to Basingstoke, and near the Basingstoke canal. It was the Natanleag of the Saxons. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. The surface is varied, and above half the land arable, the remainder being pasture and open common. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £216. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Winchester, value £178. The church is dedicated to St. Swithin. It has a highly enriched Norman doorway. Lord Dorchester is lord of the manor. There is a National school. "

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

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