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The Victoria History of Hampshire: Dummer and Kempshott

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

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Boundaries and Parish origins
Settlement and Buildings

East Dummer
West Dummer
Dummer Grange

Economic History
The Agricultural Landscape
Farming and Estate Management before 1536
Farming and Estate Management 1536-1734
Farming 1734-1926
Farming After 1926
Industry, Crafts, Commerce and Services

Social History
Social Structure and Character
Elite Social Life
Communal Life
Social Welfare

Religious History
Church Origins and Parochial Organisation
Religious Life
The Church of All Saints

Local Government
Manorial Courts 1530-1730
Parish Government and Officers
County Council

Post-Medieval Manorial Court Records
Diaries as Sources for Local Historians
Major Agricultural Sources for Dummer

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