Place:Northington, Hampshire, England

TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates51.133°N 1.189°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoMicheldever Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Alresford Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Winchester Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1932-1974
Winchester District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Northington is a village in the Winchester District or City of Winchester of Hampshire. It lies half a mile from the neighbouring village, Swarraton. Its nearest railway station is at New Alresford, on the Mid-Hants railway line. Since 2001 it has had a population of about 60.

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

"NORTHINGTON, a village and a parish in Alresford [registration] district, Hants. The village stands 3¾ miles N W of Alresford; has a post-office under Alresford; and gave the title of Earl to a family now extinct. The parish comprises 1,580 acres. Real property: £1,714. Population: 283. Houses: 54. The property belongs to Lord Ashburton. Grange Park was the seat of the Earls of Northington; is a mansion built by Inigo Jones; and is now the seat of Lord Ashburton. The living is a [perpetual] curacy, annexed to the rectory of Swarraton, in the diocese of Winchester. The church was rebuilt in 1830, at a cost of £1,500; and has a lofty tower."

As a chapelry it would appear to have been in the parish of Micheldever. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)

Research Tips

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