"WINSLADE, a parish in the hundred of Upper Basingstoke, county Hants, 2½ miles S.E. of Basingstoke, and 4 from the Basingstoke railway station. It is situated on the road from Basingstoke to Alton, and includes Kempshot Park, the seat of E. W. Blunt, Esq., formerly a hunting-seat of George IV. when prince. The soil is clayey, upon a subsoil of chalk. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester, value £170. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There is a parochial school, supported chiefly by Lord Bolton and the rector. Lord Bolton is lord of the manor. "
[From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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