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West Meon

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"WEST MEON, a parish in the hundred of Meon-Stoke, county Hants, 7 miles N.E. of Bishop's Waltham. Droxford is its nearest money-order office. The village is considerable, and chiefly agricultural. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £729. The living is a rectory* with the curacy* of Privett annexed, in the diocese of Winchester, value £602, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is a stone structure with an embattled tower. The windows are all of stained glass. The register dates from 1640. The Independents have a chapel. The National school for both sexes was erected in 1852. John Dunn, Esq., is lord of the manor. "

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

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