Place:Bossington, Hampshire, England

TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates51.074°N 1.525°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoThorngate Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Stockbridge Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Romsey and Stockbridge Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1932-1974
Test Valley District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

Bossington is a village and civil parish in the Test Valley District of Hampshire. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 41. The village is located by the River Test, and is about 7 miles north of Romsey. Bossington has included the former civil parish of Crown Farm since 1883.

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

"BOSSINGTON, a parish in Stockbridge [registration] district, Hants; on the river Anton, and on the Roman road from Winchester to Sarum [Salisbury], adjacent to the Andover railway, 3½ miles SSW of Stockbridge. Post Town: Broughton, under Winchester. Acres: 615. Real property: £722. Population: 45. Houses: 9. The property is all in one estate. The living is a [perpetual] curacy, annexed to the rectory of Broughton, in the diocese of Winchester. The church was rebuilt in 1839; and is a handsome edifice, of stone and flint, in the early English style."

Bossington was in the Stockbridge Rural District from 1894 until 1932, and in the Romsey and Stockbridge Rural District from 1932 until 1974. Since 1974 the parish has been in the Test Valley District of Hampshire.

Research Tips

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