Place:Abbotstone, Hampshire, England

Alt namesAbedestunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 122
TypeParish (ancient)
Coordinates51.103°N 1.202°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoBountisborough Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Itchen Stoke and Ovington, Hampshire, Englandparish in which it has been situated since before 1866
Winchester District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Abbotstone is now an outlying northeast hamlet in the parish of Itchen Stoke and Ovington. It comprises a few houses and has a population of 32 (UK census of 2001). It was formerly in its own civil parish and lies along the Ellisfield to Itchen Abbas portion of the Three Castles Path. Abbotstone contains an abandoned medieval village, (further details at website of English Heritage) and evidence of fortifications, as well as several abandoned quarries. NOTE: Abbotstone may have been withdrawn from the English Heritage website.

Itchen Stoke and Ovington is a civil parish formed of two adjoining villages in Hampshire, England 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Alresford town centre in the valley of the River Itchen, 5 miles (8.0 km) northeast of Winchester, and 2 miles (3.2 km) south east of Itchen Abbas.

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

"ABBOTSTON, a hamlet and a parish in Alresford [registration] district, Hants. The hamlet lies 2½ miles NW of Alresford, and 7 ESE of Micheldever [railway] station. The parish is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Itchin-Stoke, in the diocese of Winchester. It contains a ruined church, and part of an old mansion of the Paulets. See Itchen Stoke."

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 3, chapter on Itchen Stoke with Abbotstone.
  • 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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