Place:Selborne, Hampshire, England

Alt namesLesbornesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 125
Selesburnesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 125
Blackmoorsource: village in parish
Blackmillsource: manor in parish
Norton in Selbornesource: manor in parish
Oakhangersource: manor in parish
Selborne Makerelsource: manor in parish
Temple Sotheringtonsource: manor in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.083°N 0.933°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoSelborne Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Alton Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
East Hampshire District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Selborne is a village in the in the East Hampshire District of Hampshire, England. It is 3.9 miles (6.3 km) south of Alton. The village receives visitors on almost every day of the year because of its links with the world famous Revd. Gilbert White (1720-1793), who was a pioneer naturalist.

In 1929 the eastern 3,000 acres of the parish's 8,500 acres were transferred to the newly-formed civil parish of Whitehill. Selborne contained the manors of Blackmill, Norton in Selborne, Oakhanger, Selborne, Selborne Makerel and Temple Sotherington.

Research Tips

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