Place:Boarhunt, Hampshire, England

Alt namesBorehuntsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 122
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.867°N 1.133°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoPortsdown Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Fareham Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Droxford Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1932-1974
Winchester District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Boarhunt is a village and civil parish in the Winchester District (or City of Winchester) of Hampshire, about 2 miles (3 kilometres) north-east of Fareham.

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

"BOARHUNT, a parish in Fareham [registration] district, Hants; on the N slope of Portsdown Hill, 2 miles NE of Fareham [railway] station. Post Town: Fareham. Acres: 1,938. Real property: £1,536. Population: 267. Houses: 51. Portsdown Hill has an altitude of 447 feet; commands brilliant views; and is crowned by an obelisk to the memory of Lord Nelson. The living is a donative, with Southwick, in the diocese of Winchester. Value: not reported. Patron: T. Thystlethwaite, Esq. The church is transition Norman, or possibly Saxon; but has been restored."

Boarhunt was an ancient parish in the Portsdown Hundred. From 1894 until 1932 it was part of the Fareham Rural District; in 1932 it was switched to the Droxford Rural District. In 1974 it became part of the non-metropolitan City of Winchester. It has a 21st century population of about 550.

Research Tips

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