Place:Blendworth, Hampshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.917°N 0.989°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoFinchdean Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Catherington Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Horndean, Hampshire, Englandcivil parish into which part of it was absorbed in 1932
East Hampshire District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering part of the area since 1974
Havant, Hampshire, Englandcivil parish into which the remainder was absorbed in 1932
Havant District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering that part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"BLENDWORTH, a parish in Catherington [registration] district, Hants; on the border of Bere forest, 2 miles NW of Rowlands-Castle [railway] station, and 7 SSW of Petersfield. Post town: Rowlands Castle, under Havant. Acres: 2,304. Real property: £3,499. Population: 219. Houses: 45. The property is divided among a few. Blendworth House is the seat of Sir W. W. Knighton, Bart. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £226. Patron, the Rev. M. Ward. The church is a handsome recent edifice, in the decorated style, with lofty tower and spire. A school has £19 from endowment."
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Blendworth is a village in the East Hampshire District of Hampshire located 0.4 miles (0.6 km) northeast of Horndean just east off the A3 road. It was a separate civil parish until 1932 when part of the area was absorbed into Horndean while the remainder was transferred to Havant. The village has a population of fewer than 100 people.

The village is also close to Chalton, Finchdean and the 20th century settlement of Rowlands Castle.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 3, chapter on Blendworth.
  • 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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