Place:St. Mary Bourne, Hampshire, England

NameSt. Mary Bourne
Alt namesBourne-St. Marysource: Family History Library Catalog
Saint Mary Bournesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
St. Mary-Bournesource: Family History Library Catalog
Swamptonsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.25°N 1.39°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoEvingar Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Kingsclere Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Kingsclere and Whitchurch Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1932-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

St. Mary Bourne is small village and civil parish in northwestern Hampshire. It lies in the valley of the Bourne Rivulet, a tributary of the River Test 5 miles (8 km) northeast of the town of Andover. The village is in a rural area of downland, with a mixture of farms and woodlands nearby. The Bourne Rivulet flows through the centre of the village.

Since 1974 it is part of the Burghclere, Highclere and St. Mary Bourne ward of the Basingstoke and Deane District. Prior to 1974 St. Mary Bourne was a separate civil parish in the rural districts of Kingslere (1894-1932) and Kingsclere and Whitchurch (1932-1974). The parish had a population of 1,377 in the UK census of 2011.

The parish of St. Mary Bourne website has a brief description of the parish including both geographical and historical facts and a map of the immediate surrounding area.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on St. Mary Bourne.
  • 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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