History of Chineham 

Whilst the current parish was established in 1986, the manor is much older and was first recorded in the Domesday Book as Chineham in Basingestoch Hundred – Hantescire in 1086.

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Chineham like this:

"CHINEHAM, a tything in Monk-Sherborne parish, Hants; 1 mile NE of Basingstoke. Acres, 520. Real property, with West Sherborne, £3, 717. Pop., 34."

Do you have any old photographs of Chineham? Know something we don't? We're always looking to learn about where we live, so please contact the Editor with photographs, stories or anything else you think might be of interest to the community. 

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