Place:Itchen Abbas, Hampshire, England

NameItchen Abbas
Alt namesIcenesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 124
Itchin Abbassource: spelling variation
Itchin-Abbassource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.083°N 1.233°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoBountisborough Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Winchester Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Itchen Valley, Hampshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1932
Winchester 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

Itchen Abbas is a village on the River Itchen about 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Winchester in Hampshire, England. The village has been part of the Itchen Valley civil parish since 1932. Prior to 1932 it was a separate civil parish in the Winchester Rural District.

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

"ITCHIN-ABBAS, a village and a parish in Winchester [registration] district, Hants. The village stands on the river Itchin, 37 1/2 miles WNW of Alresford [railway] station; and has a post office under Alresford. The parish comprises 2,100 acres. Real property: £2,719. Population: 214. Houses: 50. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Lord Ashburton. A small priory formerly was here; and part of it is now included in a mansion. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £468. Patron: Rev. W. W. Spicer. The church was built in 1863, on the site of a previous church of true Norman character; and is itself in the Norman style, cruciform, 58 feet long from E to W, and 46 along the transept. There is a school with £11 from endowment."

Research Tips

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