Place:Hinton Ampner, Hampshire, England

NameHinton Ampner
Alt namesHentunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 124
Hinton-Ampnersource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.05°N 1.15°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoFawley Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Alresford Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Bramdean, Hampshire, Englandparish into which it merged in 1932
Winchester 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 Hinton Ampner from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"HINTON-AMPNER, a parish in Alresford district, Hants; 3 miles SSW of Alresford [railway] station. Post town: Alresford. Acres: 2,349. Real property: £2,670. Population: 362. Houses: 69. Hinton House is a chief residence. The parish is a resort of sportsmen. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £402. Patron: the Bishop of Winchester. The church has Saxon features, and an interesting low side window; and contains a curious piscina. There are an endowed school with £140 a year, and other charities with £11."

Hinton Ampner House is a stately home with gardens within the civil parish of Bramdean and Hinton Ampner, near Alresford, Hampshire, England." (Source: Wikipedia)

Hinton Ampner was a separate parish until 1932 when it was merged with Bramdean parish.

Research Tips

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