Place:Old Alresford, Hampshire, England

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NameOld Alresford
Alt namesAlresfordesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 120
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.1°N 1.167°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoAlresford Liberty, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Fawley Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Alresford Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Winchester District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Old Alresford is a village and civil parish in the Winchester District or City of Winchester of Hampshire, England. It is 1 km (0.6 miles) north of the town of New Alresford, 12 km (7 miles) north-east of the city of Winchester, and 20 km (12 miles) south-west of the town of Alton. Old Alresford had a population of 599 in the 2001 UK census and 577 in 2011.

Alresford was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. Old Alresford as with Farnham, Guildford, Dorking and Maidstone adjoins the Pilgrims' Way between Winchester and Canterbury.

In 1851, George Sumner, son of the Bishop of Winchester, Charles Richard Sumner, became rector of the village. There his wife, Mary Sumner started the now global Mothers' Union organisation of Anglican women.

Research Tips

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