Place:Lyndhurst, Hampshire, England

Alt namesLinhestsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 118
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates50.867°N 1.583°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoMinstead, Hampshire, Englandecclesiastical parish in which it was a chapelry
New Forest Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located before 1834
Thorngate Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located after 1834
New Forest District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Lyndhurst is a large village and civil parish situated in the New Forest National Park in Hampshire. It serves as the administrative capital of the New Forest District. The nearest city is Southampton, about nine miles to the northeast. As of 2001 Lyndhurst had a population of 2,973. The name derives from an Old English name, comprising the words lind (lime tree) and hyrst (wooded hill).

The first mention of Lyndhurst was in the Domesday Book of 1086 under the name 'Linhest'. The Court of Verderers (responsible for the New Forest) sits in the Queens House in Lyndhurst. The church of St. Michael and All Angels was built in the 1860s, and contains a fresco by Lord Leighton and stained-glass windows by Charles Kempe, William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones and others. Alice Liddell, the inspiration for Alice in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is buried here.


For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Lyndhurst, Hampshire.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Lyndhurst.
  • 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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