Place:Preston Candover, Hampshire, England

NamePreston Candover
Alt namesCandevresource: Domesday Book (1985) p 124
Candovresource: Domesday Book (1985) p 124
Candover-Prestonsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.167°N 1.133°W
Located inHampshire, England     ( - 1932)
See alsoBermondspit Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Basingstoke Rural, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
Basingstoke and Deane 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

Preston Candover is a village and large civil parish in the Basingstoke and Deane District of Hampshire. It has two churches, only one of which is still in use. Its nearest town is Basingstoke, approximately 4.5 miles (7.2 km) away. It has an acreage of 3,457 acres (13.99 km2), which lies on comparatively low ground, south of the high country round the surrounding villages of Farleigh Wallop and Nutley, and north-west of that which rises to Wield and beyond Wield to Bentworth.

The village itself lies on the lowest ground towards the west of the parish on the road which comes northeast from Northington and the Candovers (the parish containing the villages of Brown Candover and Chilton Candover), and runs across the parish to enter Nutley at Axford and continues uphill to Farleigh Wallop and thence to Basingstoke.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Preston Candover.

Research Tips

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