Place:Overton, Hampshire, England

Alt namesQuidhamptonsource: village in parish
Ovretunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 124
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.25°N 1.25°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoOverton Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Whitchurch Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Kingsclere and Whitchurch Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1932-1974
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Overton is a large village and civil parish in Hampshire, located west of the town of Basingstoke, and east of Andover and Whitchurch. The smaller village of Quidhampton lies to the north of the village. The River Test has its source to the east, near the hamlet of Ashe.

During World War II, some operations of the Bank of England were temporarily relocated to Whitchurch and Overton. Bank notes had for centuries been produced nearby at Laverstoke.

Research Tips

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