Place:Tufton, Hampshire, England

Alt namesTrochitonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 125
Tuckingtonsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.217°N 1.35°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoWherwell Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located before 1834
Evingar Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located after 1834
Whitchurch 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
Basingstoke and Deane District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Tufton is a small village in Hampshire, England. St Mary Church dates from the 13th century and contains a large early 15th century painting of Saint Christopher on the north wall of nave. Its nearest town is Whitchurch, Hampshire, which lies approximately 2 miles north from the village.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Tufton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"TUFTON, or Tuckington, a parish in Whitchurch [registration] district, Hants; 1½ mile S by W of Whitchurch [railway] station. Post town, Whitchurch, under Mitcheldever Station. Acres: 1,552. Real property, with Bullington: £3,134. Population of Tufton alone: 142. Houses: 29. The manor belongs to the Earl of Portsmouth. The living is annexed to Bullington, The church is good."

Ecclesiastically, Tufton was a chapelry in the parish of Bullington and was part of the Evingar Hundred. Prior to 1974 Tufton was a separate civil parish in the rural districts of Whitchurch (1894-1932) and Kingsclere and Whitchurch (1932-1974). Since 1974 it has been part of the non-metropolitan district Basingstoke and Deane.

There is also a place named Tufton in New Hampshire, United States.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Bullington should include references to Tufton.
  • 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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