Place:Marchwood, Hampshire, England

Alt namesMerceodesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 124
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates50.89°N 1.454°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoEling, Hampshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
New Forest Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
New Forest District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Marchwood is a village and civil parish in the New Forest District of Hampshire, England. It lies between Totton and Hythe on the western shore of Southampton Water opposite Southampton itself. The population of the parish in the 2011 census was 6,141.

Marchwood was until 1894 a chapelry in the parish of Eling, and is situated in that part of the ancient parish which lies low at the mouth of the [[wikipedia:River Test, southeast of Eling village. There was an important beacon site here at Beacon Hill, receiving and sending messages to both ends of the Isle of Wight. Marchwood became a separate ecclesiastical parish in 1843, and a civil parish in 1894. The church was built and endowed by Horatio Francis Kingsford Holloway in 1843.

Research Tips

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