Disused mill stream at Itchen Abbas
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The Church of England parish church of St. John the Baptist was originally Norman and retains an original Norman doorway and chancel arch. St. John's was rebuilt in 1867 to a Norman Revival design by the architect William Coles. It is a charming Victorian Church with a barrel-vaulted roof. The church lost all remaining Victorian fittings when it was re-ordered in 2009; the pews replaced with stackable chairs, and the original floor covered with carpeting, leaving the church with a much-impaired acoustic, and a rather bland interior.
Itchen Abbas is mentioned in the Hampshire Folk Song "Avington Pond" as the place where the builders of the pond were paid their wages. They were given their money in the Plough public house.
Abbey House, 0.5 miles (800 m) north-east of the village, is a Grade II listed country house of five bays and two stories built in 1693. Originally a rectory, it was altered in the 19th century.
- "Hampshire County Council's legal record of public rights of way in Hampshire" (PDF). 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
- "TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE – AVINGTON LANE, ITCHEN ABBAS" (PDF). Winchester City Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2009-07-02.
- Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 308
- Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, pages 308-309
- "British Listed Buildings".
Sources and further reading
- Page, W.H., ed. (1911). A History of the County of Hampshire, Volume 4. Victoria County History. pp. 191–192.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus; Lloyd, David (1967). Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 308–309.
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