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Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Hesseburna; Esseburna

In the civil parish of Hurstbourne Tarrant.
In the historic county of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Modern Authority of Hampshire.
1974 county of Hampshire.
Medieval County of Hampshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SU385529
Latitude 51.27478° Longitude -1.44920°

Hurstbourne has been described as a probable Palace.

There are no visible remains.


At the time of the Domesday Survey HURSTBOURNE was part of the ancient demesne, and was therefore not assessed, the three manors of Hurstbourne, Basingstoke and Kingsclere being jointly liable for the service of one knight. The manor remained with the Crown for a considerable period (Hamon Boterel being the farmer from 1156 to 1166), and Henry II seems to have had a royal residence in the parish, for there are various entries in the Pipe Rolls of sums disbursed for work on the king's houses in Hurstbourne. (Pipe R. 2–12 Hen. II) At length Henry II, in 1177, granted the manor to William Malveisin. (VCH)

Et in Operat' domorum regis de Esseburna .VIII. libri et .IIII. s' et .VIII. d' per breve Rex. (Pipe Roll 13 Henry II)

Royal manor in Forest of Chute, was in royal demense from 1165-1174, and some work on the king's houses' is recorded in 1166 and 1167. £8 4/8d. is not a vast sum but may represent some new building work rather than just a clean up and repair of an old building. Can not have seen much use as a royal residence. Presumably near to the church at given map reference.
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