Place:Appleshaw, Hampshire, England

Alt namesRagged Appleshawsource: hamlet in parish
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates51.237°N 1.559°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoAndover Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Amport, Hampshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Andover Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Test Valley District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Appleshaw is a village in the English county of Hampshire. The name Appleshaw is derived from Old English "scarga" - a shaugh or wood; thus Appleshaw may mean "apple wood". The northern boundary of the parish is the Wiltshire border.

This small parish includes the hamlet of Ragged Appleshaw and part of Redenham (which is redirected to Fyfield). Granted the right to two annual fairs in 1658, Appleshaw became a rival to the great Weyhill sheep fair.

The Salisbury Journal in 1801 reported that 15,000 sheep were sold at Appleshaw - a reduction on the previous year's total.

Appleshaw was originally a chapelry in the parish of Amport. From 1894 until 1974 it was part of the Andover Rural District and since 1974 has been in the non-metropolitan Test Valley District.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Appleshaw.
  • GENUKI has a list of archive holders in Hampshire including the Hampshire Record Office, various museums in Portsmouth and Southhampton, the Isle of Wight Record Office and Archives.
  • The Hampshire Online Parish Clerk project has a large collection of transcriptions from Parish Registers across Hampshire.
  • A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 together with tables listing the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered, along with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Do respect the copyright on this material.
  • The three-storey City Museum in Winchester covers the Iron Age and Roman periods, the Middle Ages, and the Victorian period.
  • Volumes in The Victoria County History Series are available for Hampshire through British History Online. There are three volumes and the county is covered by parishes within the old divisions of "hundreds".
A collection of maps on the A Vision of Britain through Time website illustrating the English county of Hampshire over the period 1832-1932 (the last two are expandible):
  • A group of maps of the post-1974 municipal districts or boroughs of Hampshire on Wikipedia Commons
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