The Victoria History of Hampshire: Cliddesden, Hatch and Farleigh Wallop

Alison Deveson and Sue Lane
15 December 2018
254 × 178 mm
Formats:
Paperback: 978-1-912702-00-8
ePub: 978-1-912702-19-0

Tracing the history of two small, closely-linked parishes which lie to the south of Basingstoke on the edge of the chalk downlands, and a third parish, Hatch (abandoned towards the end of the 14th century and has formed part of both of the others), Cliddesden, Hatch and Farleigh Wallop is the latest publication from the Victoria County History of Hampshire project. Each settlement has a common manorial descent from the 15th century onwards and they were managed as components of a single estate under the lordship of the Wallop family from their seat at Farleigh House. This volume discusses the manorial owners and the development of the estate, and also includes much more about the lives and activities of ordinary people living and working in the settlements.

 

Religious and social history of the area is covered and the survival of an unusually full set of records has enabled the history of the school to be told in detail. This, coupled with lively tales of social activities, provides a fascinating picture of rural life as it was and as it has become in the 21st century – largely a home for commuters, with Hatch absorbed into an ever-growing Basingstoke and farming undertaken from one centre across nearly all the land.

 

Published by the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London, this is the fourth volume from the Victoria County History of Hampshire following Mapledurwell, Steventon and Basingstoke: a Medieval Town c.1000–c.1600. Each title provides a scholarly account of individual villages and towns of interest to their inhabitants, those in the wider area and to those beyond Hampshire itself.


List of Illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgements

Introduction to Cliddesden and Farleigh Wallop
Cliddesden
Introduction

Boundaries and Area
Landscape, Communications and Settlement
Settlement
Population
Landownership
Cliddesden Manor and Estate
Hatch Manor
Other Estates
Economic History
The Agricultural Landscape
Estate Management before 1600
Tenant Farming before 1600 33
Estate Management 1600–1800
Tenant Farming 1600–1800
Estate Management 1800–2016
Tenant Farming 1800–2016
Industry, Crafts, Commerce and Services
Social History
Social Structure and Character
Social Life
Community Activities and Public Buildings
Education
Charities and Welfare
Local Government
Manorial and Hundred Courts
Parish Government and Officers
Religious History
Parochial Organisation
Glebe, Tithes and Rectory House

Pastoral Care and Religious Life
Nonconformity
The Church of St Leonard
The Church at Hatch
Farleigh Wallop
Introduction

Boundaries and Area
Landscape, Communications and Settlement
Settlement
Population
Landownership
Farleigh Manor to the Late 15th Century
Farleigh Manor from the Late 15th Century
Farleigh House
Economic History
The Agricultural Landscape
Estate Management and Farming before 1600
Estate Management 1600–1920
Tenant Farming 1600–1920
Estate Management 1920–2016
Tenant Farming 1920–2016
Crafts, Commerce and Services
Social History
Social Structure and Character
Social Life
Education
Charities and Welfare
Local Government
Manorial and Hundred Courts
Parish Government and Officers
Religious History
Parochial Organisation
Glebe, Tithes and Rectory House
Pastoral Care and Religious Life
Nonconformity
The Church of St Andrew
Afterword
Abbreviations
Glossary
Index