Basingstoke is the largest town in Hampshire in south central England. It lies across a valley at the source of the River Loddon. During the Civil War, and the siege of Basing House between 1643 and 1645, the town played host to large numbers of Parliamentarians. During this time, St. Michael’s Church was damaged whilst being used as an explosive store and lead was stripped from the roof of the Chapel of the Holy Ghost, leading to its eventual ruin. Antique copper-plate engraving of Holy Ghost Chapel. Dated in the plate 10th of September 1783. Size of engraved area approx 5x6ins. Guaranteed over 200 years old.