Place:Wootton St. Lawrence, Hampshire, England

NameWootton St. Lawrence
Alt namesOdetonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 125
Wootton St Lawrencesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 125; Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) p 784
Wootton St. Lawrencesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Wootton-St. Lawrencesource: Family History Library Catalog
Wootton Saint Lawrencesource: Family History Library Catalog
Manydownsource: manor and tything in parish
Ramsdalesource: tything in parish
Ramsdellsource: alternate name for above
Tangier Parksource: manor and tything in parish
Woodgarstonsource: manor and tything in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.283°N 1.15°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoChuteley Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Basingstoke 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, England|district municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

Wootton St. Lawrence is a small village and civil parish in the Basingstoke and Deane District of Hampshire, situated 2.5 miles (4.0 km) west of Basingstoke. The parish was enlarged when the neighbouring parish of Worting was abolished in 1932.

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

"WOOTTON-ST. LAWRENCE, a parish, with a village and three tythings, in Basingstoke [registration] district, Hants: 3½ miles W of Basingstoke [railway] station. It has a post-office under Basingstoke. Acres: 3,957. Real property: £4,767. Population: 917. Houses: 192. The property is subdivided. Manydown House and Tangier Park are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £271. Patrons: the Dean and Chapter of [Winchester]. The church was rebuilt and enlarged since 1863. The [perpetual] curacy of Ramsdale [or Ramsdell] is a separate benefice. There are an Independent chapel and a parochial school.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Wootton St. Lawrence.
  • 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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