Place:Bitterne, Hampshire, England

Alt namesClausentumsource: Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) p 227
Bitternsource: alternate spelling
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.916°N 1.355°W
Located inHampshire, England     ( - 1925)
See alsoSouth Stoneham, Hampshire, Englandecclesiastical parish in which it was a tything
South Stoneham Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1925
Southampton, Hampshire, Englandcounty borough into which it was absorbed in 1925
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

Bitterne was originally a tything in South Stoneham ecclesiastical parish. It became a civil parish in 1894 and was made a part of South Stoneham Rural District. It was absorbed into Southampton in 1925

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 3, chapter on Southampton.
  • English Jurisdictions 1851 is a series of outline maps of ecclesiastical parishes thoughout England. It is very handy for working out the neighbourhoods covered by individual parishes, particularly in large towns and cities.
  • 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[[Category:South Stoneham Rural, Hampshire, England