Place:Hascombe, Surrey, England

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NameHascombe
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.151°N 0.572°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoBlackheath Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Waverley District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


Hascombe is a village civil parish in the Waverley District of Surrey, England. According to the UK census of 2011, it had a population of 307.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Hascombe from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"HASCOMBE, a village and a parish in Hambledon [registration] district, Surrey. The village stands 2½ miles ENE of Hambledon, and 4 SE of Godalming [railway] station; is a picturesque place in an amphitheatre of wooded hills; and has an inn. The parish comprises 1,539 acres. Post town: Godalming. Real property: £1,969. Population: 396. Houses: 74. The property is divided among a few. Park Hatch is the seat of J. Godman, Esq. A high ridge, to the S of the village, bears the name of Telegraph Hill, from an old disused telegraph on it; commands extensive fine views; and is covered with beech trees, one of which, called the Hascombe beech, is a great landmark. Part of this ridge is named Castle-hill; and has remains of a small Roman camp, with single ditch and vallum. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £171. Patron: B. Musgrave, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1864; is in the early English style, ornate and hagiological; consists of nave, aisle, and apsidal chancel, with oak shingled spire; and has a W memorial window, put up in 1865, to the memory of Dr. Conyers Middleton, author of the "Life of Cicero," and some time rector of Hascombe."

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History

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