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Hampshire's local pages


By the mid twelfth century the manor had passed into the hands of Robert de la Mare. On his death at Benevento in 1193 it passed to his daughter Agnes, the widow of Robert Mauduit of Warminister, Chamberlain to Henry II. It passed through many hands until in 1392 it was settled on William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester. It then passed to the Fiennes family until 1590, in which year Richard Fiennes sold it to James Deane who by his will left it to his 'servant' James Deane.

It then passed to the Harwood family until 1864 when it was purchased by the Right Honourable William Wither Bramston Beach who at his death in 1901 was father of the House of Commons.  Before moving to Steventon Jane Austen's family lived at Deane.

Further information on attractions to discover in the area and other interesting villages to visit is available.  For information on public services for Deane please take a look at the Basingstoke local pages.


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