Place:Weston Corbett, Hampshire, England

NameWeston Corbett
TypeExtra parochial area, Parish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.218°N 1.016°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoBermondspit Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Basingstoke Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Basingstoke and Deane District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Weston Corbett is a hamlet and civil parish in the Basingstoke and Deane District of Hampshire and lies three miles south from Basingstoke. There is only one mention of Weston Corbett in the Domesday Survey of 1086. The next reference to Weston Corbett occurs in 1224, when the land belonged to the Crown and was held by Thomas Corbett. Although the Corbett family gave their name to the parish, the land at Weston Corbett has subsequently changed hands many times.

In 1316, Weston Corbett was a hamlet but, by 1801, there were only 10 inhabitants. The population has increased slightly since this date, but the settlement still comprises only a few houses and two farms. A church is known to have existed, and was first mentioned in 1305. It was, however, in ruins by the end of the 16th century. The site of the church is not known, although it is believed to have been sited north or west of Manor Farm.

Research Tips

  • Hugh Bedford and David Don Weston Patrick and Weston Corbett: The Story of Two Villages, 2009 (available from St. Lawrence Church, Weston Patrick)
  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 3, chapter on Weston Corbett.
  • 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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