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Historical interest: Basingstoke

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The early settlement of Basingstoke is indicated by a number of archaeological sites dating from the Neolithic period and the Bronze and Iron Ages. In fact, the largest site, an Iron Age hill fort with complex defences, dates from the 4th to the 1st century B.C.

The documented history of Basingstoke begins with the Domesday Book, which lists the area as a royal manor. In fact, until the reign of John, the kings of England held Basingstoke as a demesne manor.

A charter of Henry III, granted in 1265 to the men of Basingstoke and their heirs, transformed Basingstoke into a self-governing community. A charter of James I, dated 1622, gave Basingstoke a new administrative and judicial system, and a further charter of 1641 was to remain in force until the reorganisation of the borough system in 1835.

The manufacture of woollen goods was carried on in Basingstoke from an early date, and is mentioned by Daniel Defoe in his writings on his tour of Britain. In the 18th century Basingstoke was an important staging post on the turnpike road from London to Andover, and the coming of the railway in 1840 brought even more trade to the town.

Selection of hotels in this region:

Apollo Hotel

Hilton Basingstoke

Holiday Inn Basingstoke

Hanover International Hotel & Club

Hampshire Centrecourt

Red Lion Hotel

Days Inn Basingstoke East

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