St. Swithun's Church, Nately Scures
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Nately Scures is a small village in the civil parish of Newnham in the Basingstoke and Deane district of Hampshire, England. Its nearest large village is Hook, which lies approximately 1.7 miles (2.7 km) north-east from the village.
The village of Nately Scures is part of the civil parish of Newnham and is part of the Basing ward of Basingstoke and Deane borough council. The borough council is a Non-metropolitan district of Hampshire County Council.
Hampshire Notes and Queries, Repr. from the Winchester Observer gives the name as meaning 'cattle field'. It is derived from the Anglo Saxon neat ('cattle' or 'beast' -- being a corruption of ne witan, or 'not to know'). Scures is from Anglo Saxon scua ('wood' or 'shade'). It is seen as Netlescures in 1413.