Place:Shalden, Hampshire, England

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NameShalden
Alt namesGolden Potsource: hamlet in parish
Pountleysource: hamlet in parish
Shalden Greensource: hamlet in parish
Stancombesource: hamlet in parish
Seldenesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 125
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.167°N 1.005°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoAlton 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
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Shalden is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire District of Hampshire, England. It is 2.3 miles (3.7 km) northwest of Alton and 1.9 miles (3.1 km) northeast of Bentworth, just off the A339 road. The parish covers an area of 1,536 acres (622 ha) and has an average elevation of 600 feet (180 m) above sea level. According to the 2011 UK census, it had a population of 435.

The parish contains four individual hamlets: Stancombe, Shalden Green, Pountley and Golden Pot.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Shaldon. The History section summarizes the ownership of the manor from the Domesday Book of 1086 to the early 19th century and also includes the story of the saying "Sweet Fanny Adams" which resulted from an horrific murder in 1867.

Research Tips

  • 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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