Place:Wonston, Hampshire, England

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NameWonston
Alt namesCranbornesource: Family History Library Catalog
Wenesistunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 125
Huntonsource: settlement in parish
Norton in Wonstonsource: settlement in parish
Stoke Charitysource: settlement in parish
Sutton Scotneysource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.15°N 1.317°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoBarton Stacey Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located before 1834
Buddlesgate Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located after 1834
Winchester 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
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


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

Wonston is a village and civil parish in the City of Winchester District of Hampshire, England. The village had an estimated population of 1,280 in the UK census of 2001 and 1,446 in the census of 2011. The civil parish includes the settlements of Sutton Scotney, Stoke Charity, Norton in Wonston and Hunton.

Wonston was located in the Hundred of Buddlesgate and, prior to 1834, in the Barton Stacey Hundred. The Manor of Wonston is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as having belonged to the Bishop of Winchester.

Sutton Scotney has a population of more than 200, and grows watercress. Its best-known resident was J. Arthur Rank who took the name of the village as part of his title when he was ennobled.

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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