Place:Quarley, Hampshire, England

Alt namesFerleisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 124
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.183°N 1.609°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoAndover Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Andover Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Test Valley District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Quarley is a village and civil parish in the Test Valley District of Hampshire. It is about 7 mi (11 km) west of Andover and, according to the 2001 UK census, it had a population of 161.

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

"QUARLEY, a parish in Andover [registration] district, Hants; 6 miles W by S of Andover [railway] station. Post-town: Andover. Acres: 1,683. Rated property: £1,240. Population: 182. Houses: 39. The property belongs to the Marquis of Winchester. Quarley hill commands a very extensive and charming view; and is crowned with an irregular, four-ditched, ancient camp, measuring 210, 240, and 290 paces along three sides. There are also tumuli and other antiquities. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £289. Patron: St. Katharine's Hospital, London. The church is not good. There is an endowed school with £15 a year."

Research Tips

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