Place:Greywell, Hampshire, England

Alt namesGrewellsource: spelling error
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates51.253°N 0.975°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoOdiham, Hampshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Odiham Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Hartley Wintney Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Hart District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Greywell is a small village and civil parish in the Hart District of Hampshire. It was originally a chapelry in the ancient parish of Odiham.

The Basingstoke Canal runs underneath part of the village through the 1.1 km long Greywell Tunnel which is now no longer navigable due to a collapse which occurred in 1932. The canal originally ran from Basingstoke to join the Wey Navigation near Pyrford in Surrey. However the canal is derelict towards Basingstoke and only starts being navigable a mile or so to the east of Greywell tunnel and then runs towards North Warnborough, passing the ruins of King John's castle. A short section of the canal from the western tunnel portal exists and is a nature reserve and the original towpath can be walked. The upper reaches of the River Whitewater also run through the village.

Greywell is on the other side of the M3 motorway from Hook near Hartley Wintney. It is about two miles from Odiham. Nearby medieval Odiham Castle is of historical interest to many.

Greywell is within the Anglican United Parish which is served by St Swithun's church in Nately Scures, and St Mary's church is in the village itself.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Greywell.
  • 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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