Place:Colbury, Hampshire, England

Alt namesColeburysource: spelling variation
Ashurstsource: village in parish
Hounsdownsource: settlement in parish
Ashurst and Colburysource: post 1974 civil parish
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.898°N 1.505°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoEling, Hampshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a tything
New Forest Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1934
Denny Lodge, Hampshire, Englandcivil parish into which the greater part was absorbed in 1934
New Forest District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

Colbury was a civil parish located near Southampton in Hampshire from 1894 until 1934. Prior to 1894 it was a tything and a manor in Eling parish. After 40 years of being a separate civil parish in New Forest Rural District, it was abolished with more than 85% of its area going to Denny Lodge parish and the remainder returning to Eling.

Since 1932, and possibly since 1974, part of the area which returned to Eling has been renamed as Ashurst and Colbury. Hounsdown which is closer to Eling is still considered part of Eling parish.


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Ashurst is a village in the New Forest District of Hampshire. Together with Colbury hamlet it now makes the parish of Ashurst and Colbury. Ashurst is on the A35 road near the Southampton conurbation. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 2,011. The parish is on the edge of the designated New Forest National Park area. The parish is bounded to the west by Netley Marsh parish and the Bartley Water, to the north by the A326 road and Totton and Eling, and to the south by Denny Lodge parish in the New Forest.

Ashurst is close to the City of Southampton and is often considered an exurb (commuter town) of it, a large percentage of its population being commuters.

Research Tips

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