This is the site of the Falcon Inn where Oliver Cromwell is reputed to have stayed in October 1645 during the final siege of Basing House

London Road, Basingstoke, United Kingdom

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Thomas Burberry 1835 - 1926 the inventor of "Gaberdine" weatherproof cloth founded his business in Winchester Street in 1856. These further premises were built in 1892.

27 London Road, RG21 7PG, Basingstoke, United Kingdom

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John Arlott OBE 1914-1991 cricket commentator, broadcaster, poet and writer was born here 25th February. The building dates from 1856

Cemetery Lodge, Chapel Hill, Basingstoke, United Kingdom

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Thomas Warton 1728 - 1790 Poet Laureate, was born in the Vicarage on this site when his father, the Oxford Professor of Poetry, was Vicar of Basingstoke

Church Street, Basingstoke, United Kingdom

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On this site once stood the Hospital of St John, built about 1250 by Walter de Merton, founder of Merton College, Oxford

Church Street, Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Rev. George Whitefield 1714-1770 preached publicly at this site (formerly the King's Head) 8th February 1739. This was the first time on non-church premises at the start of the "Great Awakening"

20-22 London Street, Basingstoke, United Kingdom

John Curwen, educationalist and developer of the tonic sol-fa method of singing, was a minister of this church and taught here 1838-1841

London Street URC Church, London Street, Basingstoke, United Kingdom

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Behind here stood the assembly rooms where the novelist, Jane Austen, attended dances when living in Steventon 1775-1801

8 Market Place, Basingstoke, United Kingdom

The Market Place A weekly market has existed since before 'Domesday' 1086 It has been held on Wednesdays since 1214 This site was enlarged by act of parliament 1829

2-4 Lesser Market, Basingstoke, United Kingdom