|Alt names||Rockborne||source: spelling variation|
|Brickhill||source: hamlet in parish|
|Sandhill Heath||source: hamlet in parish|
|Rocheborne||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 125|
|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish|
|Located in||Hampshire, England|
|See also||Fordingbridge Hundred, Hampshire, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Fordingbridge Rural, Hampshire, England||rural district in which it was located 1894-1932|
|Ringwood and Fordingbridge Rural, Hampshire, England||rural district in which it was located 1932-1974|
|New Forest District, Hampshire, England||district 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
Rockbourne is a village and civil parish in the New Forest District of Hampshire, close to Fordingbridge with a 21st century population of 319.
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Rockbourne from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "ROCKBOURN, a village and a parish in Fordingbridge [registration] district, Hants. The village stands near the boundary with Wilts, 3½ miles N W of Fordingbridge, and 8 S by W of Salisbury [railway] station; and has a post-office under Salisbury. The parish contains also the hamlet of Brickhill and part of Sandhill-Heath. Acres: 3,798. Real property: £3,653. Population: 507. Houses: 115. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Earl of Shaftesbury. The Manor House was the birth-place of the first Lord Shaftesbury; and is now partly destroyed and partly a farm-house. West Park is the seat of the Coote family. A pillar, on high ground, commemoratesthe victories of Sir Eyre Coote. The living is a donative in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £624. Patron: Lady Coote. The church is partly ancient, was partlyrebuilt in 1830; and contains monuments of the Cootes. There are parochial schools."
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Rockbourne.
- Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Rockbourne.
- 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
Categories: Hampshire, England | Rockbourne, Hampshire, England | Fordingbridge Hundred, Hampshire, England | Fordingbridge Rural, Hampshire, England | Ringwood and Fordingbridge Rural, Hampshire, England | New Forest District, Hampshire, England