Place:Grayshott, Hampshire, England

TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.183°N 0.754°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoHeadley, Hampshire, Englandparish in which it was located until 1902
Alton Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1902-1974
East Hampshire District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Grayshott is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire District of Hampshire, England. It is on the Hampshire / Surrey border 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of Haslemere by road, and 46 miles (74 km) southwest of central London.

The present village consists of houses and shops on either side of the B3002 Headley Road, which leads from the A333 at Hindhead to Headley Down, Headley and Bordon, and to Crossways Road which runs south east from the centre of the village. East of the village centre, joining these two roads, is Boundary Road, which marks the boundary between Hampshire and Surrey. The population of the parish in the UK census of 2011 was 2,413.

Originally, the name referred to a hamlet a mile west of the present village.

Grayshott was part of Headley parish until 1901 as an ecclesiastical parish and 1902 as a civil parish. The present civil parish is part of East Hampshire District.

Research Tips

  • 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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