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Hurstbourne Tarrant is a village and civil parish in the Test Valley District of Hampshire. It lies north of Andover in the Test Valley. The Tarrant part of the name originates from 1226, when the village was given to the Cistercian Tarrant nunnery. The civil parish includes the village of Ibthorpe.
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Hurstbourne Tarrant from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "HURSTBOURNE-TARRANT, a village, a parish, and a [registration] sub-district, in Andover [registration] district, Hants. The village stands on the river Swift, 5½ miles NNE of Andover [railway] station; and has a post office under Andover. The parish includes the tything of Brickleton, and comprises 5,036 acres. Real property: £4,498. Population: 839. Houses: 193. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to D. A. B. Dewar, Esq. The living is a vicarage, united with the [perpetual] curacy of Vernham Dean, in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £370. Patron: the Bishop of Winchester. The church is of the latter part of the 12th century, in good condition; consists of nave, chancel, and aisles, with wooden tower; and contains monuments of the Pauletts. There are an Independent chapel, a national school, and charities £19.
- "The [registration] sub-district contains also four other parishes in Hants, and two in Wilts. Acres: 18, 898. Population: 2, 875. Houses: 642.
- Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Hurstbourne Tarrant.
- 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