Place:Harbridge, Hampshire, England

Alt namesHerdebrigesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 123
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.891°N 1.796°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoChristchurch Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located before 1834
Ringwood Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located after 1834
Ringwood Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Harbridge and Ibsley, Hampshire, Englandcivil parish into which it merged in 1932
Ringwood and Fordingbridge Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1932-1974
New Forest District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Harbridge is a small village located some four kilometres north of Ringwood and a similar distance south of Fordingbridge, in southwest Hampshire, England.

The village of Harbridge is at the edge of the low meadow land to the west of the River Avon. To the south lies the house Somerley, home of the Earls of Normanton.

Harbridge is referred to as a manor by the early 15th century. In the early 19th century the manor passed to the Earl of Normanton, and like nearby Ibsley and Ellingham became part of his estate of Somerley. Harbridge was a civil parish until 1932, when the parish was amalgamated with the parish of Ibsley to become Harbridge and Ibsley civil parish.

In 1974, on becoming part of the New Forest District, the joint parish joined with Ellingham to become the modern parish of Ellingham Harbridge and Ibsley.

Research Tips

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