Place:Plaitford, Hampshire, England

Alt namesPleitefordsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 124
Plaitford Greensource: settlement in parish
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates50.975°N 1.606°W
Located inHampshire, England     (1895 - )
Also located inWiltshire, England     ( - 1895)
See alsoWest Grimstead, Wiltshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Alderbury Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Romsey Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Melchet Park and Plaitford, Hampshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1932
Test Valley District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

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Plaitford is a small village and civil parish in the Test Valley district of Hampshire, England. Its nearest town is Romsey, which lies approximately 4.9 miles (7.8 km) east from the village. It is adjacent to the large village of West Wellow. Plaitford formed part of Wiltshire until 1895, when it was transferred to Hampshire.

The original village of Plaitford, lies to the north of the River Blackwater (River Loddon), but the chief part of the population is now located near the A36 road, which crosses the parish from east to west. Plaitford Green is a small district in the north of the parish.[3] Plaitford Common, which occupies the southern portion of the parish, consists chiefly of rough grass land and is owned by the National Trust.

Plaitford was originally a chapelry in the ancient parish of West Grimstead in the Alderbury Hundred of Wiltshire. The county borders were realigned in 1895 and Plaitford was transferred into Hampshire along with the neighbouring parish of Melchet Park. From 1985 until 1932 it was part of Romsey Rural District. In 1932 Melchet Park and Plaitford became one parish in the newly formed Romsey and Stockbridge Rural District.

Research Tips

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