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Basingstoke, Hampshire

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Basingstoke, Hampshire

Basingstoke is a large town in northeast Hampshire, in south central England. It lies across a valley at the source of the River Loddon. It is located 30 miles northeast of Southampton, 16 miles southeast of Reading, 48 miles southwest of London, and 19 miles northeast of the county town, Winchester. In 2008 it had an estimated population of 82,913, making it the largest town in Hampshire.
DistrictBasingstoke and Deane
Post townBasingstoke
Administrative CountyHampshire
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU6352
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01256
Population83,662
 

Other names by which Basingstoke, Hampshire has been known in the past

Baseing Stoke ~ Basenstoke ~ Basin Stoake ~ Basing Stoke ~ Basinstoake ~ Basingstoches

Basingstoke, Hampshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Basingstoke .-- mun. bor. and market town, N. Hants, 14½ miles SW. of Reading, 27 miles NE. of Southampton, and 48 miles SW. of London by rail, 4172 ac., pop. 6681; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. It is connected with London by two canals; good trade in corn, malt, and timber.

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