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Alton, Hampshire, England

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This is a Freespace Page for information on ALTON, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom.


Alton on NLS OS England and Wales 1892-1908 maps

ALTON is a market town and civil parish in Hampshire, England, near the source of the River Wey.

Alton was recorded in the Domesday Survey of 1086 as Aoltone. During the Saxon period Alton was known as Aweltun. The Battle of Alton occurred in the town during the English Civil War. It also has connections with "Sweet" Fanny Adams and Jane Austen.

The principal church of the town is the Church of St Lawrence, in Church Street. (The name St Lawrence also applies to the Civil Parish). A later church, All Saints, was built in 1873/4 with the parish of St Lawrence.

In 1643, during the Civil War, Parliamentary troops defeat Royalists at the Battle of Alton

From the early 19th century Alton was associated with the brewing industry.

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Genealogy Resources

For general information on Hampshire see Hampshire and Isle of Wight Genealogical Resources





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