- Stockbridge, Hampshire
Infobox UK place
region= South East England
website= [http://www.stockbridge.org.uk Stockbridge Parish Council]
population = 581
Stockbridge is a village of a little under 600 people cite web|url=http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=3&b=795180&c=Stockbridge&d=16&e=15&g=452738&i=1001x1003x1004&k=Stockbridge&o=1&m=0&r=1&s=1204127193277&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779 |title=Parish Headcounts, Area: Stockbridge CP|accessdate=2008-02-27 |work=Neighbourhood Statistics |publisher=
Office for National Statistics] in Hampshire, England. It is on the River Test, in the Test Valleydistrict and renowned for trout fishing. The A30 roadgoes through the town, which once carried most of the traffic from Londonto the South West. However, today most of the traffic uses the A303 roadto the north of Stockbridge.
Stockbridge was once considered a town. It was given the right to hold a market by
1190, and elected two members to the unreformed House of Commonsfrom the 1560s. The Reform Act 1832abolished it as a rotten borough. Stockbridge had a railway station on the Andover & Redbridge Railway (known as the " Sprat and Winkle Line"), later part of the LSWR. This closed in 1967. Hicks Withers-Lancashirewas Lord of the Manor from the 1890's until 1902.
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