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Gazetteer of Places

John Norden provides an index/gazetteer to his map. Places are in alphabetical order, with some disarrangements; each is referenced to a square in the index grid on the map by a letter and number; followed by alternative spellings and sometimes descriptive text. The entries all [most all] have a stop before the letter, between letter and number, and after the number of the index grid reference; most entries end with a stop; this punctuation has been standardised in the transcript. the abbreviation for with is written wt sometimes maybe with and maybe without a stop, within can appear as wtin, and without as wtout, they have not been expanded.

John Norden offers variant spellings of placenames. It would appear he had as much trouble reading old texts as we do today.
AN ALPHABETICAL TABLE OF THE / Citties townes, parishes, Chappells hamletts &c. within Hamshire:

A
Abbottes Ann h.18.
Abberston h.32. or Abbottston.
Alton g.38. a market towne. The Lande is auncient Demesne the custome wherof in that place is, that if a man purchace of the Lorde anie of the Lande by copie of courte roll the purchaser may sell the same by deede.
Alresforde i.32. a market towne.
Alresforde i.32. called Olde Alresforde.
Alverstoke r.30.
Amersham l.48. parcell of Hamshire yet wtin Sussex.
Aldershott d.44. or Aldersholte Alnetum.
Andover g.20. a market towne and plentifull of corne.
St Androwes cast. s.28.
Anporte h.14.
Anfeylde m.22.
Appelshaw: f.16.
Ash e.28.
Ashmans-worth d.20.
Ashley l.20.
Avon u.12.
Avington i.28.

B
Bakehurste c.30.
Basingstoke d.34. a plentifull market towne. Nere it is a chappell called the chappell of the holie ghoste, the w. parte wherof seemeth to be verie auncient, wherin lyeth a knighte armed crosse Legged, called as is helde by tradition Brabi[s]e, the easte parte was erected by Willm Lo: Sandes Lo: chamberlayne to K.H.8: in ao. 1535 who, together wt his sonne is there interred. The chappell is beawtefied wt moste curious work of paynting.
Basing d.34. At this place did Sr. Willm Pawlet Knighte. Lo: Sent-John. E. of Wiltshire, Marq: of Winchester, and Lo high Treasoro of Englande, erecte a moste statelie howse of Bricke for beawtye and bignes admirable. Where, after that honorable man had, in manie high places served 5 kinges and Quenes namelie, H.7. H.8. E.6. Q.Marie, and yor. scared Maiestie, when he had compleat 97 yeares and had sene, his olive braunches, his childrens children growne to the number of 103, he surrended his soule to his Loving redemer.
The Barnarde k.38. a playne replenished wt infinite Burialls, wherof it taketh the name Buriyarde corruptlie The Barnarde.
Barton Stacie h.22.
Bentworth f.36.
Bentley e.40. it is a libertie.
Beriton m.38. or Buryton villa sepulcralis, as appeareth by manie burialls there.
Bedhampton p.38. of some Bevishampton where that famous Beauvis of Sowthampton was borne as is helde by tradition.
Bersldon q.28. or Brestledon.
Beawley s.22. or Beaulieu de bello situ king John buyldeth here a monastery and caused it to be indowed wt a sanctuarie, to which Perken Werbeke fled for refuge in the time of Hen. 7. after he saw his treaterous hope frustrated.
Battramsley t.18.
Beau-worth l.26.
Bindley e.22.
Binsted f.40. Ther lie manie of the auncestors of the Lo: Windsore & in an olde out Isle of the same churche lye the crosse Legged Sr. Ric of West courte which an auncient howse wtin the same parishe his armes partie per fesse Ermyne & gules, 3 cuppes in chiefe covered or.
Bighton i.32.
Bitterne p.26.
Black-water b.44.
Boteley p.28.
Boldre s.20.
Bossington k.18.
Badsley n.24.
Bramshott c.42. or Bramsholte.
Bramsill b.40.
Bramley b.34.
Broxhead g.42.
Bramshott h.42
Bramdeane k.32.
Brammere p.12.
Broken-hurst s.20.
Brawghton l.16.
Bramsburye g.22.
Brooke l.20.
Burgh-clere d.24. or Burrow-clere.
Burgh-dean k.36. or Buriedeane vallis sepulcralis, full of Burialls, verie auncient upon some conflicte where also appeare trenches confirming the same.
Burrant p.34. called w. Burrant.
Burton u.14. a member of Christ-churche.
Bullingdon g.24.

C
Candover g.32. called preston Candover.
Candover g.32. called Brown Candover.
Candover g.30. called Chilton Candover. one Fisher deceased depopulated this place extirping th inhabitantes pulling downe the howses onlie remayneth the churche & a ferme.
in like manner beginneth one Corsham to doe wt Browne Candover hoc nocumentorum omnium pessimu~.
Catterington n.36.
Calshott cast. s.28.
Chapmanforde f.22.
Charleton f.20.
Chawton g.38. It was somtime the land of Hugo de porte where he had a very defensible howse. more hereof under Warnforde.
Chalton n.38.
Chilling r.30.
Charforde o.12. Cerdici Saxonis vadu~ and of him called Cerdikes-forde a passage over Avon. nere this place dyd this Cerdike e~counter an overmatche the Brittons.
Chilworth n.24.
Cheriton k.32.
Chilcombe k.48.
Clere-woodcote c.28.
Clanfeilde g.18.
Cliddesdon e.34.
Cholderton h.16.
Clanfeilde n.36.
Clatforde i.20.
Cove c.44.
Combes d.20.
Combe m.36.
Coulmere i.36.
Cosham k.36.
Courdridge o.28.
Corne-hampton n.32.
Compton l.22.
Crookeham d.42.
Crundall d.40.
Crofton r.32.
Crawley k.22.
Crowde-hill m.26.
St Crosse l.30. a hospitall, buylded by Henr: Bloyse B. of Winton, beying before spoyled by the Danes.
Christ-churche w.12. Called Christ-churche Twyneam, or Twineambourne of the scituation betwene 2 rivers the Avon and the Stowre. At this place is a moste auncient castle thowgh now muche defaced, buylded by Edwarde surnamed the Elder, the sonne of Alphred King of the Weste Saxons. which cast hath had therunto annexed manie segnories, and sundrye Lordships hold of it, and owght to performe therunto great services. There was also a goodly pryorie graced wt riche revenues therunto attributed out of sundrie Shires. There is weste of the Stowre out the mouth of the River fronting the sea a forte called Hengistburie whether of Hengiste the Saxon, k. Kent non est disputandum. It belonged somtime Isabell de Forti[bz] Countesse of Sarum. now to the right honorable E. of Huntingdon.
Chilbolton i.22.

D
Deane e.28.
Deane m.16. called E. Deane.
Denmeade v.34.
Debden q.24.
Dipnoll e.42.
St. Dionese o.26.
Dogmans-feylde d.40. or Dockmansfeyld.
Droxforde n.32.
Dummer f.32.
Durley o.28.
Dunburie i.18. a chappell on a hill wheron is also a strong-forte.

E
Earston c.24. or Earlston.
Easton i.28.
Easton d.22.
Een-ham g.20.
Eenham g.20. called Eeneham Regis.
Eedesworth o.38. or Eaudesworth.
Elverton c.42. or Elvetham.
Elvetham se Elverton.
Elsfeylde f.34.
Ellingham r.12.
Emshott i.38.
Emsworth p.40.
Etchings-well c.26.
Eversley b.40.
Elinge p.22.
Exton m.32.
Exburye t.24.
Egburie e.22.

F
Fakeham d.20.
Fareleigh e.34. or Fayr-leigh.
Farringdon h.38.
Farlington q.36.
Fare-ham q.32. a market towne belong to the sea of Winton.
Fawley s.26.
Fareleigh l.22. or Fayrleigh.
Fernboro c.44.
Fyfeylde g.16.
Fordingbridge p.12.
Fryfalke e.26. or Free-folke.
Froyle f.38.
Froxfeylde k.36.
Funtley q.30.
Frytham p.16.

G
Grately i.14.
Gretham i.40.
Grewell e.36. a member of Odyam it hath bene a towne of greate clothinge now decayde.
Gosporte s.34.

H
Halie b.44. or Hayl-leigh. locus salutaris.
Hawkeley i.40.
Harneden o.36.
Hambledon n.34.
Havant q.38. an auncient market towne wherof some suppose Hantshire to take name, the u consonant being drowned in pronuntiation and sounded Hant, for Havantshire. although some will have it of Hampton, which they will have pronounced Hanton. but it retayneth the name of Hampton and not Hanton, of the river Ante.
Haselworth s.34. the ruines of an auntient castle, which was a defence for porte haven before portesmouth was buylded.
Hamble r.28. called Hamble Rice.
Hare-bridge r.12. a chappell of ease to Ring-wood.
Hale o.14. salutem significat.
Hampton q.24. called S. Hampton. of the sowth scituation from N. Hampton. M. Camden calleth it South-hampton of the river Ant which com~eth from Andover, but it standeth not on that river but on the river Arr which cometh from Arres-forde or Alresforde, and hath the name of Hampton in the sowth as hath the other Hampton on the north. At this place Arveragus the youngest sonne of Cunobeline k. of Brittayne slew Hamon of whome some affirme it to take name Hamonton Sed unde nomen minime refert. The mayne towne stoode somtyme where now St Maries standeth on the verye River Arr which being spoyled in the Danish furies, and after by the Frenche in the time of Ed: 3. this newe towne was buylded, stronge and beawtifull, Ric 2. erected the castle for the better preservation of the towne agaynst the Frenche who assayling the same about the yeare of Christe 1378 were valiantlye resisted by John brother to the E. of Arundell.
At this place Henry Scroope Lo: Tr: Richarde E. of Cambridge the seconde of that name, brother to Edw. D. of Y. and Sr Tho: Graye Knight, conspiring agaynst k. H. 5 were all executed in the 3. Yeare of his raigne 1415.
Some affirme that Canute, had his seat at this place; and that he, here [co ed] the sea waves to retire which to com~aunde he was perswaded by his flatters to have, as also in anie thinge ells, powre to doe. But the senceles sea had powre to resiste more of it owne nature, then the k. coulde commande by his greatest aucthoritie. Some other saye this was at Westm: at his pallace ther called the olde pallace. But the matter is more to be considered, then the place where it was done is to be disputed. for that it wrowght in the king a notable chaunge of his vayne conceyte of his omnipotencye, wherin he com~aunded the waters, ne in terram suam ascender~th. But when he saw his high comaunde not to prevayle he chaunged his thowght and proclaymed his own weakenes saynge Sciant omnes habitantes orbem vanam et triccolam requm esse potentiam, nec regis quempiam, nomine dignum praeter eum, euius nut in caelum terra, mare Legibus Obediunt aeternis. the wordes thus recorded by H. Huntingdon who spaketh not of the place where it was done.
There at wtin Sowthhampton 5 parrish church - wt in ye walls
     Allhallows
     St Lauerence
     Holye Roode
     St Mychaell
     St Jones
without the walls is St Maries a decayde Churche but a great parish, the parsonage thowght worth per anu~ 300li for the buylding of this decayde church has bene manie and greate Collections yet little or nothinge bestowed, to the intended use.
Heckfeylde b.36. or Heathfeylde Ericetu~
Hertley c.36. called Hertley Wespell.
Hertley c.40. called Hertley-Row a thorrowfare.
Hertley c.40.
Hertley h.38. called Hertley Mawdyte.
Herteforde bridge c.40. a Thorrowfare.
Hetherden f.20.
Han~ington e.30.
Heryot e.34.
Hedley g.42.
Henton k.32.
High-clere d.22.
Hythe r.24. portum significat.
Hill p.24.
Holyborne f.38. Aqua sacra.
Horsey Insula r.34.
Hooke r.28. called Hooke Mortymer.
Hooke r.28. called Hooke Valens.
Hounde r.28.
Holne-hurste w.10. a chappell of Christchurch.
Hordewell u.18. a chappell to Milforde.
Howghton k.18.
Hursbourne g.24. called Pryors Hursburn.
Hursbourne e.20. called Hursbourne Tarrent.
Hunton h.26.
Hursley m.24. nere Hursley parke hathe bene an auncient castle dowble ditched the stronge trenches yet appeare & some part of the walls and was called Sta[n]den castle now called Merdon ferm because ther is wtin the trench a ferm howse wtin Merdon tithing.
Hurst castle p.28. buylded by H.8. at the entrye of Sowth-hamto haven. extended on the poynt of the lande, a shelfe raysed wt the sea a myle and more into the haven.

I
Itchyne p.26.
Itchine i.30. called Itchin-stoke.
Itchine i.28. called Itchyne Abb:
Ibsley r.12.
Iver w.10. or Iforde.

K
Kings-clere c.28. or Clare Regis a market towne.
kingsley g.40.
Kingston l.32.
Kimpton h.14.
Kempshott f.32.

L
Laverstoke b.26.
Lasham f.36.
Langridge k.36.
Lee r.32. called Lee Markes.
Lee r.32. called Lee Brittayne.
Leape t.26.
Leckforde i.20.
Linche-forde d.44.
Linchefeylde d.24. or Lichefeylde.
Lippoke h.42.
Lisse i.40. called Lisse Turney.
Liegh p.38.
Lind-hurste r.18.
Limington u.20. de ostio sive portu dicta Limen autem portum significat.
Littleton i.24.
Lockerley m.18.
Long-parrish h.22.
Long-stoke k.20.

M
Matingley b.38.
Maple-durwell d.36.
Maydsted g.34.
St Maries q.26. the place where Sowth-hampton stoode before it was defaced by the Danes and Frenche. A decayde churche yet a greate parish: and notwithstanding great and manie collections for the reedefiynge therof is little performed so that the parishioners are forsed to repayre ells where for there spirituall comforte the parsonage worth nere 300 li per annu~.
Magdalyne k.28. a decayde place nere Winchester.
Meane l.36. called E. Meane.
Meane l.36. called W. Meane.
Meanestoke n.32. about this meanes dwells the Meanvari which countrye together wt the Wighte Island Edelwache k. of the S. Saxons gave to Wilfride R. of Yorke in recompence of his Christian paynes, taken in converting his people from paganisme to the fayth of Christe.
Micheldevor h.28. or Micheldover.
Milton u.16. or Middleton.
Milforde u.18.
Mynsted p.18.
Mychelmersh m.22. Terra stagnata magna.
Mylbrooke p.24. Torrens mularius.
Mortymer a.34.
Moteson m.18. or Mottson or Mottesfont.
Morsted l.26. locus palustris.

N
Nateley d.36.
New-towne b.24.
Neestworth c.20. or Neest-woode.
Newn-ham d.36.
Newton h.38. called Newton Valens.
Netley q.26. in some records Letley.
New-foreste k.16. Willm the Norman for the foresting of this ground now vaste more than 40 miles in circuit did depopulate 36 parishes as appeareth by an olde Leger booke of the priorie of Christchurch Twyneam agreing wt that of Mapaeus, mentioned by Mr Camden. Terram deo et hominibus abstulis ut eam dicaret feris, et canum lusibus; a qua triamta sec matrices ecclesias extirpavit, et populum earum dedit exterminio. But the high kinge that winketh not at so brewtish an action deferde not longe to manifest his displeasure agaynst the same. laynge his revenging hande upon William his sonne slayne by one Tirrell with an arrow Richarde his Nephew sonne of Robert D. of Normandye was hanged by the necke betwene 2 bowghs of a tree in the same foreste and a therde wt a pestilent ayre infected in the same place dyed. This is lefte unto all postereties to declare the inhumane action of him that for his pleasure seeketh to depopulate anie countrye parishe or place as too manie in our famous Englande may be reproved for laying waste of howses, yea and parishes also not for forestes but for profitt pryvate. the mother of manie comon wealthes decayes.
This foreste has 9 walkes called Baylywikes.
     The Sowth Bayliwyke
     Battramsley Bay:
     Burley Bay.
     W. Lin-wood Bay.
     Harboro Lodge
     Godshill office &
     E. lin-wood
     Dennye office
     The Inn Bay:
This forest is now a comfortable neighbor to thinhabitants in and ner it, for as is supposed it releveth at this daye about 4000 people.
Ninkenholte e.18.
Nutley f.32.
Nursted m.40.
Nursling p.22. or Nutsheling.

O
Okeley e.30. called churche Okeley.
Okeley e.30. called N. okeley.
Okehanger h.30.
Odyam d.38. where Yor Matie hath a proper howse, begun to be buylded by one Hill Servent of the Seller to K. H. 8. and finished by the D. of Somerset.
It is a market towne somtime of great clothinge which every where decayth.
Nere unto this place are the ruyns of an auncient stronge castle, which Lewes of Fraunce beseged in the time K. John which was defended agaynst him 15 days by 13 English men, and after yelded unto the french as witnesseth Ma: par: in the yeare of grace 1126.
Davyd de Bruse King of Scottes was 11 yeares prisoner in this cast in the time of Edw. 3. whose raunsome was 100000 markes.
Olde-stoke h.26. locus antiquus.
Otterbourne m.24. aqua Lutrarum.
Ovington k.30.
Overton e.26. a market towne.
Owselburie m.28.
Oxen-bourne l.36.

P
Pamber c.32.
Palsegrave r.32.
Paltons o.18.
Penton g.18.
Peters-feylde l.38. an auncient market towne.
Pitt k.24.
Platforde h.20.
Port-chester s.34. buylded, (as sayth Rouse) by Gurgunsius the sonne of Beline about the yeare befor Christe 360. It was called of ye Britons Caer-Peris, and the haven, as it semeth, Port-peris which the Saxons have since named Portchester, urbs ad ostium. The haven of it selfe was called of the Britons porth of the Saxons Porte: as we call all havens, portes, of this place was somtyme Hugo surnamed de portu, a man of great worth as appeareth for that he had 2 famous howses, most defensible the one at Warneforde, thother at Chawton both in this province, the ruynes of them yet are to be seene wt show of them fortifications and trenches: as also a hall at Warneford standinge in a moste stately buylding supported wt 4 mayne pillers of marble, the roofe artificially & verie geometrically contrived beinge in bredth 56 foote, which now belongeth unto Neale one of your Maiesties auditors who hath of the ashes of the olde revived a stately new buylding wtin the scite of the former.
Portes-mouth r.34. Portus ostium as is Ostia at the mouth of the ryver Tiber in Italie. It is a place now become more famous throwgh it fortifications, then is Portchester by her antiquitie.
At this place arrived Mawde the Empresse wt her brother Roberte Earl of Gloucester, wt a great armie agaynst k. Stephen in ao. 1139.
This towne was burnt in the time of Ric: 2 by the Frenche under the leading of Jo: Vian knight in ao. 1380
This towne was fortefied by your Maiestie in ao. 1572
Port-sey r.36. Portus insula.
Popham f.30.
Pollington e.28. or Poole-hampton.
Prevet k.34.

Q
Quareley i.14.

R
Rednam f.16. or Reden-ham.
Redbridge p.22.
Riplington l.34.
Ringwood s.12. a market towne.
Rotherwike c.38.
Ropley h.34. or Rapley.
Ramsdeane l.36.
Rowner r.32.
Rockbourne p.10.
Rowlandes castle the ruynes of an olde forte in the forreste of Beare wherof fly manie fables.
Rumsey n.22. a proper Market towne Saxonice Rumseg. scituate in a most frutefull place the New foreste.

S
Saveston g.16.
Selbourne h.40. or Shelburne.
Sherborne d.32. called W. Sherburne.
Sherborne d.32. called Sherburn St John Shere-bourne fontem Limpidum de notat.
Sherfeylde c.34. called Sherfeylde upon Loden.
Shaldon f.36.
Shidfeylde o.30.
Shatshaw q.28.
Sheepton h.12.
Sherfeylde n.18.
Silchester b.32. of the Britons Caer-Segent or Caer Segunte after Higden Britenden It hath bene a Cyttie sufficientlye walled, which walls yet appeare of great thicknes, and wtout in som places 10 foote in heigth, the decaye of this place semeth moste aunciente testefied by the huge okes whiche with their curving rootes miraculouslye bestryde (as it were) the ruynous walls whose bodies also et loftie branches argue them to be of manie hundred yeares standinge. The walls are in circuit 2 myles layde in the forme of Chychester as it were in forme of an egge, ther appeare yet the places of the decayde gates as also the mayne streetes which extended from gate to gate E. west north et sowth: ther in also aunsweringe the forme of Chichester within the walls are about 80 acres of most frutefull land converted to tillage devided into certayne quarters or closes which yelde profitable increase to the industrious fermer. some places excepted, which yeld the blade and eare litelye to the eye but not the frute accordinglie, the reoson wherof is supposed to be in the nature of that parte of the grounde, where lay the streetes of the Cyttye.
It is to be noted, how carefull providence, ledd suche as first founded Cytties and especially this whose scituation for strength seemed invincible, mounted on a hill which yelded perspecte in great circuit yet watered wt springes in it selfe. In a healthye and salutarie ayre and a frutefull soyle for all necessaries.
Constantius, the sonne of Constantine the greate at this place surrendred his spirit and yelded his carcas to a sepulcre, sometime here to be seene.
This Cittie tasted desolation longe before the Normans arrivall as may be supposed, for that the Land where the Cittye stoode, and not the Cyttie was given after the conquest to one Blewett whose name arrived wt the Norman of whom some at this daye are of Somersetshire from the Blewetts it came by mariage to one Peter de Cusance knighte after him to one Baynarde &c.
Ther is nothing standing wtin the walls but a church not of anie great antiquitie and a ferme howse yet a parish of manie inhabitantes
muche Romane monie of copper hath bene ther uncovered wt the plowgh share which my selfe sawe, and took up sundrie peces great and thicke as a doller, and some small as a pennye which the countrie call onyons pens.
Sydmonton d.26. or Syde-mountayne mons grandis.
Skewres d.36.
Sowthington f.26. or S. Hampton.
Sowth-wyke p.34.
Sowth-Hampton q.24. vide hampton.
Sopley u.12.
Somborne k.22. called up-Somborne.
Somborne l.20. called Gt. Somborne.
Somborne l.20. called Kinges Somborne.
Sparshott k.24.
Stretfeylde b.36. called Stratfeyld-say.
St Marie Bourne e.22.
Stoke e.22. locum significat.
Stephenton f.28.
Steepe k.38. de acclinitate montis.
Stratton g.28. called W. Stratton.
Stratton h.28. called E. Stratton.
Stoke-bridge k.20. a sillye Market town.
Stoneham o.24. called S. Stoneham.
Stoneham n.24. called N. Stoneham.
Stoke n.26. called B. stoke.
Stoke called Old-stoke h.26.
Stane-chester the ruynes of an auncient decayde place upon a downe nere Brown Candyver. It appeareth both by the ruyns and name, to have bene in the time paste a place of moment thowgh time the mother of oblivion have conceyled it from posterities.
Sutton e.38.
Sutton k.32. called B. Sutton.
Subberton n.32.
Sutton h.28. called Sutton Cotton.
Swanthorpe e.42. or Swayn-thorpe.
Swampton f.22.
Swan-wike q.28. Idem quod Swaynthorpe dorpe vel thorp saxonice Idem significat quod vicus Romanice.
Swan-mere n.32.
Swariton h.32. or Swire-wootton.

T
Tadley b.30.
Tangley f.18.
Tertio-Deane m.30.
Tisted h.38. called E. Tisted.
Tisted i.34. called W. Tisted.
Titche-feylde q.30. an auncient poore towne. In the churche lye manie of the auncesters of thearle of Sowthampton. the honorable late E. in a new vaute.
Ther lyeth a knighte under a verie auncient monument in his milletarie attire wherin is inscribed
     [ SIRE WILIAM PAREHAM GIST ICI DEV DESALME EYT MERCI ]
Henrie the .6. was maryed to the Ladie Margaret in the Abbey of Tytchfeylde now a stately howse of ye E. of Sowtht.
Titherley m.16. called E. Titherley.
Titherley m.16. called W. Titherley.
Tidworth g.12. called Sowth Tidworth.
Timsburie n.20.
Titch-bourne k.32.
Totton p.22.
Truxton h.16. or Thruxton.
Turges b.36.
Tunworth e.34.
Tufton f.24. or Tughton.
Twyforde l.26.

U
Upton e.36.
Upton p.28.
Upton e.20.
Upham p.28.
Ushott d.42. or Eaushott Scaturigo.
Uhurste c.30. or Eauhurste.

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Waade q.38.
Warblington q.40.
Waltham n.30. called B. Waltham or Welde-ham villa silvestris. it is a market towne belonging to the sea of Winchester.
Waltham f.30. called N. Waltham or Colde-waltham.
Warne-forde m.32. wherof somethinge is sayde under Portchester.
Wallopp k.16. called Up-wallopp.
Wallopp k.16. called Nether Wallopp.
Weston e.36. called Weston Patricke.
Warnboro f.38.
Welde g.34. nemus significat.
Wemeringe q.34.
Westbury l.34.
Weston h.28.
Wellow p.20.
Weyhill g.18.
Weeke k.24. or Wike. vicus.
Winslade e.34.
Winchefeylde d.38.
Widleigh p.36.
Wike vide S. Wyke.
Wikeham p.32.
Winton t.12.
Wimston p.22.
Winchester k.26. Antonino vent belgarum. Britannis Caer Gwent Saxonibus Wintancester. Leland calleth it Britannice Caer Guin, Whyte Cyttye. Winchester or Vinchester de [binis] urbibus cur non. It is devided by the mayne river as if it were 2 townes wherof some have bene of opinion that it shoulde take name. It was buylded by Ru[ ]hudibras the sonne of Leile above 2300 yeares since. Kinge Arthure at this place kept his rounde table after he had discouraged the Saxons at the seige of Lincolne about ao Christe .518.
Kennewalch the Sonne of Kennegill kinge of the West Saxons founded the Cathredall church in this Cyttie making it a B. Sea about ao. 643.
Adelnulph sonne of Egbrich k. of the W. Saxons & before B. of this place was buried in the Cathredrall churche ther about ao. 830. Ther was also buried famous king Alphred about ao. 873.
In a place nere this Cyttie called Hyde meade Earle Guy of Warwyke slew huge Corbrande the Gyant about ao 930.
When the Conquerour had obteyned peace in this Lande, and had surveyde the whole realme to be absolutely acquaynted wt the state therof, and to taxe it accordinglie: he caused the same to be carefully kept in this Cyttie, being the head Cyttie somtime of the Weste Saxons and therof that survey was called the roll of Wintchester. now kepte wtin yor. Ma[ ] Exchequre &t of the necessetie therof to be pertetually preserved is called Domesday booke.
This Cyttie wt [ ]y recyeved Mawde the Empresse contending wt k. Stephen.
Hen. 3. helde a parliament in this Citty wherin he repealed the statutes made before at a parliament at Oxforde in the 49. yeare of his raigne.
This Cyttie was brente in the time of H. 1. ao. 1101.
It was burned againe by Henrie B. of the same place brother to k. Steph: agaynste Mawde thempress ao 1141.
King Jo: set fire on this Cittye where he rested wt his armye advaunsing his standarde of the dragon when e hearde of thaproche of Lewes of Fraunce at which newes he cowched his dragon, and lefte the Cyttie on fire and fledd: but the Cytizens some quenched the furious flames and went to meete Lewes, and wt great solempnety receyved him into their Cyttie.
Woodhay c.20.
Woodcote d.24.
Wotton d.30.
Worle-ham g.38. called E. Worle-ham
Worle-ham g.38. called W. Worle-ham.
Whorwell h.22. ther was a monastery buylded by AElfrith Quene. now the seate of the Lo: Delaware.
Worthy k.26. called Kinges Worthye.
Worthye i.28. called Martyn Worthye.
Worthye k.26. called Hedbourn Worthye.
Wulverton c.28.
Wimston h.26.
Wynnall k.26.
Whytesburie p.12.
Whytechurche f.24. a poore mayor-towne and somtime, bothe burrow towne, and market towne standing much upon clothing.

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Yateley b.42.


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