Place:Knights Enham, Hampshire, England

NameKnights Enham
Alt namesKnight's Enhamsource: spelling variation
Kings Enhamsource: manor in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.221°N 1.515°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoAndover Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Andover Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Andover, Hampshire, Englandmunicipal borough into which it was absorbed in 1932
Test Valley District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"ENHAM (Knight's), a parish in Andover [registration] district, Hants; near the Southwestern railway, 2 miles NNW of Andover. Post town: Andover. Acres: 787. Real property, with King's Enham: £3,571. Population: 159. Houses: 32. Six Roman roads intersect the parish; and recent researches have brought to light here, on land occupied by Mr. Biggs, the walls of a Roman camp, the sites of more than one Roman villa of more than ordinary magnitude, coins of Antoninus and Constantine, and numerous fragments of tesseræ, Samian ware, vases, pottery, and tiles. Here perhaps and not at Farnham, East Sherborne, or Whitchurch, as antiquaries have variously supposed was the Roman town Indium or Vindomis. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £208. Patron: Queen's College, Oxford. The church is good. An endowed school has £27; and other charities £25."

Knight Enham was an ancient parish and a civil parish until 1932 when it was absorbed into its neighbour, Andover Municipal Borough. At the beginning of the 20th century it had at least two detached parts. The area is now part of the Test Valley District.

Research Tips

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