- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
|NOTE: There are two settlements in Hampshire named Hook. This one, in the northeastern corner of the county is the larger one. The other one, named Hook near Fareham (to differentiate) is a hamlet now located in the modern civil and ecclesiastical parish of Hook with Warsash in the Fareham District. Hook near Fareham was originally a chapelry in Titchfield parish. |
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Hook is a small town and civil parish in the Hart District of northeastern Hampshire. It is situated 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of Basingstoke and 58 kilometres (36.0 mi) northeast of Southampton, on the A30 national route, just north of Junction 5 of the M3 motorway. London is 66 km (41 miles) northeast of the town. In the UK census of 2011, Hook had a population of 8,334 residents.
Hook was a civil parish created in 1932 from the whole of the parish of Nately Scures and parts of the parishes of Newnham and Odiham.
Until the 18th century only a few scattered farms could be found in the area, but small hamlets did not begin to appear until inns sprung up to serve travellers. Hook was located on the main London to Exeter stagecoach route. In the late eighteenth century a turnpike road was constructed to aid the navigation of the steep Scures Hill, to the west of the village. In 1883 Hook railway station was constructed, and the village began to grow with railway workers and commuters settling in Hook.
St John the Evangelist Parish Church was completed in 1938 replacing the tin tabernacle used by worshippers since 1886. The distinct Anglican ecclesiastical parish of Hook was not created until 1955. Hook was a hamlet in the village of Odiham before that date. It was only in 1943 that permission was given for burials in Hook itself.
Hook also has a Roman Catholic church and an Evangelical Church. The latter now known as Life Church was originally paid for by the family who founded the clothing manufacturers, Burberry; founder Thomas Burberry being a Baptist who died in Hook.
- Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Nately Scures.
- Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Newnham.
- Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Odiham.
- 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