Place:Hedge End, Hampshire, England

NameHedge End
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.913°N 1.304°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoBotley, Hampshire, Englandcivil parish from which it was formed in 1894
South Stoneham Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Winchester Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1932-1974
Eastleigh District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Hedge End is a town and civil parish in Hampshire, England. Situated to the east of the City of Southampton, it adjoins the parishes of West End and Botley. Hedge End lies within the Borough of Eastleigh and is part of the Southampton Urban Area. The original hamlet developed on Botley Common after 1250 when it was granted to the men of Botley as common pasture. In 1267, royal charters allowed Botley to hold an annual fair and a weekly market on the common which eventually became a market town.

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Hedge End was made a civil parish in 1894 from part of the parish of Botley. It was located in South Stoneham Rural District until 1932 when it was transferred into Winchester Rural District on the demise of the rural district of South Stoneham. Since 1974 it has been part of the Borough of Eastleigh. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 3, chapter on Botley.
  • 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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