Place:Waterlooville, Hampshire, England

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NameWaterlooville
Alt namesWaterloosource: Family History Library Catalog
Cowplainsource: settlement in parish
Hart Plainsource: settlement in parish
TypeExtra parochial area, Civil parish
Coordinates50.883°N 1.033°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoPortsdown Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Catherington Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Havant and Waterloo, Hampshire, Englandurban district of which it was part 1932-1974
Havant 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 Waterlooville from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"WATERLOO, or Waterlooville, an extra-parochial chapelry in Catherington [registration] district, Hants; 3½ miles NW of Havant [railway] station. It has a post-office under Cosham. Population: 243. Houses: 52. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £100. Patrons: the Bishop of [Winchester] and [Winchester] College."
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Waterlooville is a town in Hampshire, England, approximately 8 miles north of Portsmouth. Since 1974 it has been located within the Borough of Havant, prior to that it was in the Havant and Waterloo Urban District.

The town has a population of about 20,000 and is surrounded by the civil parishes of Purbrook, Blendworth, Catherington, Clanfield, Crookham, Denmead, Hambledon, Horndean and Widley. Cowplain was part of Waterlooville, but has been a civil parish since 1974. Waterlooville forms part of the South Hampshire conurbation. The town formed around the old A3 London to Portsmouth road.

History

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Waterlooville.

Hart Plain

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Hart Plain is part of Waterlooville and is the northwesternmost ward in the borough of Havant. The population of Hart Plain is 8,755 and makes up 7.3% of Havant borough's population.

The ward takes its name from the old Hart Plain House which formerly stood on the site now occupied by Waterlooville Health Centre.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 3, chapter on Waterlooville.
  • 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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This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Hart Plain. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.