Place:North Stoneham, Hampshire, England

NameNorth Stoneham
Alt namesBassettsource: settlement in parish
Bassett Greensource: settlement in parish
Middle Stonehamsource: settlement in parish
North Endsource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.951°N 1.384°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoMainsbridge Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
South Stoneham Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Chilworth, Hampshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was part transferred in 1932
Eastleigh, Hampshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was part transferred in 1932
Eastleigh District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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North Stoneham is a settlement and ecclesiastical parish in the southern part of Hampshire, England. It was formerly an ancient estate and manor comprising a number of scattered hamlets, including Middle Stoneham, North End, Bassett, and Bassett Green, and characterised by large areas of woodland. The former 1,000-acre North Stoneham Park was redesigned by Lancelot Brown in the eighteenth century, and was one of the largest ornamental parklands in Hampshire.

For some centuries, the Willis Fleming family of North Stoneham Park were lords of the manor of North Stoneham, and the principal landowners in the parish. The estate was purchased by Sir Thomas Fleming in 1599 from Henry Wriothesley, a young Earl of Southampton who inherited the title and estate at the age of eight.

North Stoneham was an ancient parish in the Mainsbridge Hundred and was made a civil parish in the 19th century. It was part of the South Stoneham Rural District from 1894 until 1932. In 1920 it was reduced in size when the parish of Southampton St. Nicholas was created. In 1932 it was abolished as a civil parish altogether. The area was divided between the parishes of Chilworth and Eastleigh. The area is now part of Eastleigh District.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 3, chapter on North Stoneham.
  • 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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