Place:Easton, Hampshire, England

Alt namesEstunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 123
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.083°N 1.267°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoFawley Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Winchester Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Itchen Valley, Hampshire, Englandcivil parish of which it has been part since 1932
Winchester District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"EASTON, a village and a parish in Winchester [registration] district, Hants. The village stands on the river Itching, near the Southwestern railway, 2¾ miles NE by N of Winchester; is small and uninteresting; and has a post office under Winchester. The parish comprises 2,734 acres. Real property: £3,656. Population: 455. Houses: 106. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £514. Patron: the Bishop of Winchester. The church is late Norman; has a rich south doorway, and an apsidal vaulted chancel; contains a monument to Bishop Barlow's widow, recording that her five daughters were all married to bishops; and was restored in 1850. There is a Wesleyan chapel."

Wikipedia has a photograph of the doorway, but its article describes only the very modern Easton.

The village became part of the civil parish of Itchen Valley in 1932 and, since 1974, has also been part of the City of Winchester non-metropolitan district of Hampshire County Council.

Research Tips

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