Place:Holybourne, Hampshire, England

Alt namesHalibornesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 124
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.167°N 0.95°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoAlton Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Alton Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1932
Alton, Hampshire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1932
East Hampshire District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Holybourne is a village in the East Hampshire District of Hampshire, England. It is 1.3 miles (2.2 km) northeast of the centre of Alton and is contiguous with it. The village has a population of around 1,500. The civil parish of Holybourne existed until 1932 when it was abolished and the area absorbed into Alton.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Holybourne from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"HOLYBOURNE, a village and a parish in Alton [registration] district, Hants. The village stands on the river Wey, 2 miles NE of Alton [railway] station; and has a post office under Alton. The parish includes also the tything of Neatham. Acres: 2,564. Real property: £3,996. Population: 643. Houses: 127. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Lord Sherborne. Holybourne Lodge is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £111. Patrons: the Dean and Chapter of Winchester. The church is old but good. An endowed school has £184 a year, and serves, in certain proportions, for the parishes of Holybourne, Alton, Binstead, and Froyle."

Research Tips

  • 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
  • Parishes in the Alton Hundred of Hampshire and the Farnham Hundred of Surrey have been omitted from the Victoria County Histories. This may be because they were set up later than the other hundreds.
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