Place:Cove, Hampshire, England

TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.296°N 0.794°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoCrondall Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Yateley, Hampshire, Englandparish in which it was a tything
Hartley Wintney Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Farnborough, Hampshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was part absorbed in 1932
Hawley, Hampshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was part absorbed in 1932
Rushmoor District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Cove is an ancient village turned suburb, forming the western part of Farnborough in the county of Hampshire in the southeast of England. It is located 33 miles (54 km) southwest of London. Cove is adjacent to Hawley village and Southwood.

The Farnborough workhouse was located in Workhouse Lane, Cove (now known as Union street). This workhouse was built before 1832, was closed in 1868, sold in 1871 and demolished in the 1980s. The building was named "Wilmot House", after the Lord of the manor.

From 1894 until 1932 Cove was a civil parish in Hartley Wintney Rural District. In 1932 it was abolished and divided between the civil parishes of Farnborough and Hawley, with Farnborough receiving the far larger area.

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

"COVE, a tything-chapelry in Yateley parish, Hants: on the South Western railway, adjacent to the boundary with Surrey, near Farnborough [railway] station, and 5½ miles NNE of Farnham. It has a post office under Farnborough Station. Real property: £1,359. Population: 671. Houses: 131. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £100. Patron: the Bishop of Winchester."

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Yateley contains some references to Cove.
  • 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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