Place:Foxcott, Hampshire, England

Alt namesFoxcottesource: alternate spelling
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates51.233°N 1.5°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoAndover, Hampshire, Englandparish in which it was a chapelry
Andover Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Andover Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Andover, Hampshire, Englandmunicipal borough into which it was absorbed in 1932
Test Valley District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"FOXCOTT, a parish in Andover [registration] district, Hants; near the Northwestern railway, 2 miles NW of Andover. It includes part of Hatherden hamlet; and lies within Andover borough. Post town: Andover. Acres: 620. Real property, with Charlton and the rest of Hatherden: £2,942. Population: 50. Houses: 12. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Andover, in the diocese of Winchester."

Foxcott was originally a chapelry in the ancient parish of Andover parish, but was a civil parish within Andover Rural District between 1894 and 1932. In 1932 it was formally abolished and absorbed back into the parish of Andover.

Foxcott is a hamlet now in the civil parish of Charlton just outside Andover in the Test Valley District of Hampshire, England.

In 1900 Foxcott and Knights Enham were parishes made up of detached parts within the parishes of Andover and Charlton. (See this map of 1900.) By 1932 the four parishes had distinct boundaries all within Andover Municipal Borough. (See this map which includes the changes of 1932)

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 3, chapter on Andover with Foxcott.
  • 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