Moundsmere

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Moundsmere
Moundsmere is located in Hampshire
Moundsmere
Moundsmere
Location within Hampshire
OS grid referenceSU6303943005
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBasingstoke
Postcode districtRG25 2
Dialling code01256
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Hampshire
51°10′58″N 1°05′58″W / 51.182808°N 1.099470°W / 51.182808; -1.099470Coordinates: 51°10′58″N 1°05′58″W / 51.182808°N 1.099470°W / 51.182808; -1.099470

Moundsmere is a hamlet in Hampshire, England. It is in the civil parish of Preston Candover. It is 3 miles away from the village of Bentworth and lies 6.2 miles (10.0 km) away from Basingstoke.

At one time, Moundsmere came under the large parish of Bentworth until its decline in the mid-19th century. Although today, Moundsmere still borders the parish of Bentworth.[1]

History[edit]

Moundsmere became part of the dower first of Anne of Cleves and then of Catherine Howard. On the death of Catherine Howard, Henry VIII granted it to Winchester College in part exchange for certain other manors. The current Moundsmere Manor was built in 1908-9 by Sir Reginald Blomfield for Wilfred Buckley, a highly successful businessman returning to England from America, on the site he identified following a lengthy search for the perfect position.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bentworth#Parish decline Bentworth Parish Decline

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