Green lane from Tunworth to Winslade
Winslade shown within Hampshire
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|District||Basingstoke and Deane|
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|Postcode district||RG25 2|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
Winslade is a hamlet and civil parish in the Basingstoke and Deane district of Hampshire, England. It lies 3 miles (5 km) south of Basingstoke and covers an area of 712 acres (2.881 km2). The parish is at the foot of a wooded hill with the A339 running through it.
The manor of Winslade was held by a landowner Hugh de Port in 1086 and had continued in his ownership by his descendants for centuries until 1555 until the manor was sold by William, Marquis of Winchester. One of William's descendants, the Duke of Bolton, played a prominent part in the life of Winslade. William died in 1555 and was followed by his son Francis of Bolton, who as lord of Kempshott and Winslade was fined 4d for non-attendance at the Basingstoke Hundred court in 1560. Two years later he sold Winslade to his overlord, John Marquess of Winchester, with whose descendants it has continued ever since, Lord Bolton being at the present day lord of the manor and the chief landowner in the parish.
The village of Winslade is part of the civil parish of Winslade and is part of the Upton Grey and the Candovers ward of Basingstoke and Deane borough council. The borough council is a Non-metropolitan district of Hampshire County Council. Hackwood Park extends into the parish, which altogether contains 89 acres (360,000 m2) of woods and plantations. Kempshott, covering an area of 555 acres (2.246 km2), was formerly a separate parish with a church of its own, but was united to Winslade in 1393. It continued to form part of Winslade until 1876, when under the provisions of the Divided Parishes Act it was added to the parish of Dummer.
The parish borders the Hampshire parishes of Old Basing and Lychpit to the north, Tunworth to the east, Herriard to the south and Cliddesden to the west. In the north it has a short border with Basingstoke along the M3 motorway
The church of St. Mary in Winslade is a plain and rectangular building. Though the site is old, the church in its present form dates from 1816, and is a plain and rather unattractive building with a low-pitched slated roof, plastered walls and a gabled yellow brick tower.
- Statistics from Bd. of Agric. (1905)
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- John Marquess of Winchester
- "Hampshire County Council’s legal record of public rights of way in Hampshire". 2008. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
- "Basingstoke and Deane Wards info". 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
-  Kempshott Former Parish Plan
-  Winslade Church
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