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The Victoria History of Hampshire: Dummer and Kempshott, Two Chalkland Parishes

Dummer and Kempshott

A compact history of the villages of Dummer and Kempshott in Hampshire, England.
This compact volume offers histories of two Hampshire villages: Dummer and Kempshott. Dummer, which is south of Basingstoke, has a rich and well-documented history and is a typical chalkland settlement supported by a sheep and corn economy. The diaries of the area’s chief nineteenth-century landowner, Stephen Terry, give a vivid picture of Dummer life in the period, including the coming of the railways and visitors to the parish. The history of Kempshott, meanwhile, centers on Kempshott House, a grand mansion built in 1733. Foremost among those who lived at Kempshott House is the Prince of Wales, who would eventually become George IV, who leased the house as a hunting lodge and thereby transformed the social and sporting life for the gentry of north Hampshire.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Landownership

3. Economic History

4. Social History

5. Religious History

6. Local Government

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