Place:Andwell, Hampshire, England

TypeExtra parochial area, Civil parish
Coordinates51.268°N 1.014°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoBasingstoke Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Basingstoke Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Up Nately, Hampshire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1932
Basingstoke and Deane District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"ANDWELL, an extra-parochial tract in Basingstoke [registration] district, Hants; contiguous to Up-Nately parish, 3 miles E of Basingstoke. Acres: 143. Population: 26. Houses: 4.

Andwell is a village and former civil parish in the Basingstoke and Deane District of Hampshire. The civil parish was formed in 1858 and was abolished in 1932. It would appear that the civil parish was absorbed back into Up Nately, a neighbouring parish with which it had associations previously. Up Nately was transferred from Basingstoke Rural District to Hartley Wintney Rural District at the same time.

The Victoria County History of Hampshire describes Andwell in an article on Up Nately in Volume 4:

"The extra-parochial district of Andwell situated north of the Basingstoke Canal contains 148 acres and consists of the Priory Farm with the lands attached, the interesting remains of the Benedictine Priory formerly occupied by a colony of monks from the abbey of Tyron and a water-mill worked by the River Lyde—all grouped together a short distance south of the main road from Basingstoke to London. The soil is clay, sand and gravel and the subsoil clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley and roots, and watercress is also cultivated. Up Nately and Andwell together contain 628 acres of arable land, 281 acres of permanent grass and 122 acres of woods and plantations. Among place-names found in early records are Hangate (xv cent.); Slades and Howpitts (xvi cent.)."

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 3, chapter on Up Nately including Andwell.
  • 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