Place:Horndean, Hampshire, England

TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.917°N 0.983°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoCatherington, Hampshire, Englandparish in which it was located before 1932
Petersfield Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1932-1974
East Hampshire District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Horndean is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire District of Hampshire, England. It is 8 miles (13 km) north of Portsmouth. The nearest railway station is 2.2 miles (3.5 km) southeast of the village at Rowlands Castle. The village had a population of about 12,600 in 2001. It shares the semi-rural character of other settlements in the district.

Horndean was formed as a civil parish in 1932 from the parishes of Catherington and Blendworth. It was located in the Petersfield Rural District. Prior to 1932 it was a village in Catherington parish.

A three-storey workhouse was built during Victorian times to home the local poor.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Horndean.

Research Tips

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