Place:Headley, Hampshire, England

Alt namesHallegesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 123
Arfordsource: village in parish
Barfordsource: village in parish
Headley Downsource: village in parish
Hollywatersource: village in parish
Sleafordsource: village in parish
Standfordsource: village in parish
Trottsfordsource: village in parish
Wishangersource: village in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.117°N 0.817°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoBishops Sutton Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located until 1834
Alton Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located after 1834
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 parish of Headley covered here is one of three places of the same name located fairly close together. There is also a village named Headley in the modern parish of Ashford Hill with Headley (but formerly in the parish of Kingsclere) in the Basingstoke and Deane District in the north of Hampshire, and the village of Headley southeast of Leatherhead in Surrey.

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Headley is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire District of Hampshire, England. It is 1.8 miles (2.9 km) east of Bordon on the B3002 road.

The civil parish of Headley has a population of over 5,500. The parish comprises a number of settlements as well as the village of Headley itself: Standford, Arford, Headley Down, Barford, Wishanger, Sleaford, Trottsford, and part of Hollywater. Current area is 4,862 acres (19.7 km²). The original parish also included Grayshott (until 1902), and a considerable portion of Bordon (until 1929).

Research Tips

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