St. Peter's parish church
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Linkenholt is a village near Andover in Hampshire, England with about 40 inhabitants. The Domesday Book of 1086 records it as Linchehou, when it was part of the land of the Abbey of St Peter of Gloucester.
The village is in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Linkenholt includes a 2,003-acre (811 ha) estate that has an Edwardian manor house, 21 cottages and houses, 1,500 acres (610 ha) of farmland, 450 acres (180 ha) of woodland, a village shop and a blacksmith's forge. The Church of England parish church of Saint Peter is not part of the estate.
Herbert Blagrave bought the estate in 1964 and it passed to the trustees of the Herbert and Peter Blagrave Charitable Trust on his death in 1981. The trustees sold the estate for an estimated £25 million in May 2009 to Swedish businessman Stefan Persson.
- Williams, Ann; Martin, G.H. Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin Books. pp. 102, 1371. ISBN 978-0-14-143994-5.
- Denyer, Lucy; Davies, Helen (24 May 2009). "Fashion boss buys village off the peg". The Times. Retrieved 2009-05-25.
- Pearse, Damien (25 May 2009). "H&M billionaire Stefan Persson buys Hampshire village for £25m". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-05-25.
- Copping, Jasper (8 March 2009). "Whole village put up for sale for £22 million". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-05-15.
- "Entire village is sold for £25m". BBC News. 13 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-15.
- Meredith, Jane (13 May 2009). "Mystery buyer found for Linkenholt estate, on the market with a price tag of £25 million". Newbury Weekly News. Retrieved 2009-05-15.
- Pyatt, Jamie (14 May 2009). "Village goes under hammer". The Sun (News International). Retrieved 2009-05-15.
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