Place:Mattingley, Hampshire, England

Alt namesMatingelegesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 124
Mattingley with Hazelysource: alternate name for parish
Hazely Heathsource: hamlet in parish
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates51.317°N 0.95°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoHeckfield, Hampshire, Englandecclesiastical parish in which Mattingley was a chapelry
Holdshot Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Hartley Wintney Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Hart District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"MATTINGLEY, a hamlet and a chapelry in Heckfield parish, Hants. The hamlet lies near the Southwestern railway, 2½ miles W of Winchfield [railway] station, and 3¾ N of Odiham; and has fairs on 26 July and 4 Dec. Population: 232. Houses: 57.
"The chapelry includes also the tything of Hazely-Heath; and its Post town is Winchfield. Rated property: £2,402. Population: 630. Houses: 136. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £183. Patron: New College, Oxford. The church is ancient but good. Charities, £6."

Mattingley was originally a tything and chapelry in the ancient parish of Heckfield. It became a separate civil parish in 1866 and a part of Hartley Wintney Rural District in 1894. It was sometimes known as Mattingley with Hazely. Since 1974 it is a village and large civil parish in the Hart District of Hampshire. The village lies on the B3349 road between Alton and Reading.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Heckfield will include references to Mattingley.
  • 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