Place:Ashe, Hampshire, England

Alt namesEssesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 122
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.244°N 1.236°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoOverton Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Whitchurch Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Overton, Hampshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1932
Basingstoke and Deane District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Ashe is a village just west of Basingstoke, in Hampshire, England.

Since 1932 Ashe is part of the civil parish of Overton, and since 1974 has been part of the Overton, Laverstoke and Steventon ward of Basingstoke and Deane non-metropolitan district. Between 1894 and 1932 Ashe was a separate civil parish in the Whitchurch Rural District.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Ashe from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"ASHE, or Ash, a parish in Whitchurch [registration] district, Hants; near the Southwestern railway, in the vicinity of Overton station, 5 miles ENE of Whitchurch. Post Town: Overton under Micheldever station. Acres: 2,107. Real property: £1,759. Population: 145. Houses: 25. Part of the surface is warren. Ashe Park and Oakley Hall are chief residences. The parish is a resort of sportsmen. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £410. Patron: W. H. Beach, Esq."

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Ashe.
  • 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