Place:Binsted (near Alton), Hampshire, England

NameBinsted (near Alton)
Alt namesBenestedesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 122
Binstedsource: Family History Library Catalog
Issingtonsource: hamlet in parish
Weeksource: hamlet in parish
Westcotesource: hamlet in parish
Wheatleysource: hamlet in parish
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.167°N 0.9°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoAndover Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located for a time
Alton Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located (probably later)
Alton Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
East Hampshire District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality of which it is part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Binsted is located in mainland Hampshire near Alton. There is another place named Binstead (IOW) on the Isle of Wight. (The Isle of Wight was part of Hampshire until 1890.)

There is also a place named Binsted in West Sussex.

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Binsted is a village and large civil parish in the East Hampshire District of Hampshire, England. The village is about four miles east of Alton. The nearest railway station is 1.8 miles (2.9 km) northeast of the village, at Bentley.

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

"BINSTEAD, or Binsted, a parish and a [registration] subdistrict in the [registration] district of Alton, Hants. The parish lies 2½ miles SSW of Bentley [railway] station, and 4 NE by E of Alton; contains the hamlets of Issington, Week, Westcote, and Wheatley; and has a post office under Alton. Acres: 6,833. Real property: £7,104. Population: 1,195. Houses: 231. Binstead Hill is the seat of the Coulthards. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Kingsley, in the diocese of Winchester. Value: not reported. Patrons: the Dean and Chapter of Winchester. The church is ancient, has a low embattled tower and a spire, and contains several monuments. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.
"The [registration] subdistrict comprises eight parishes and an extra-parochial tract. Acres: 27,482. Population: 4,806. Houses: 980."

Research Tips

  • 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

Parishes in the Alton Hundred of Hampshire and the Farnham Hundred of Surrey have been omitted from the Victoria County Histories. This may be because they were set up later than the other hundreds.

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