- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
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Crawley is a small village civil parish in Hampshire, England. It is a few miles from the centre of the county town of Winchester. It is a civil parish within the City of Winchester local government district.
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Crawley from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "CRAWLEY, a parish in Winchester [registration] district, Hants; 4 miles E of Stockbridge [railway] station, and 5½ NW of Winchester. It includes Hunton chapelry; and has a post office under Winchester. Acres: 4,581. Real property: £4,411. Population: 502. Houses: 100. The property is divided among a few. Crawley House, belonging to the Brights, is a dilapidated mansion. The living is a rectory, united with the [perpetual] curacy of Hunton, in the diocese Winchester. Value: £690. Patron: the Bishop of Winchester. The church is early English, with a square tower."
Between 1894 and 1974 Crawley was part of the Winchester Rural District. It joined the City of Winchester local government district in 1974.
- Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 3, chapter on Crawley.
- 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