Place:Ashley Walk, Hampshire, England

NameAshley Walk
Alt namesAshley-Walksource: spelling variation
Eyeworthsource: manor within Ashley Walk
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.93°N 1.75°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoFordingbridge Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Fordingbridge Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Fordingbridge, Hampshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1932
New Forest District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

Ashley Walk was created as a civil parish out of the extra parochial area of the New Forest in 1868. It continued to be a civil parish until 1932 when it was wholly absorbed into the civil parish of Fordingbridge. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)

Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4 states that "Fordingbridge [Hundred] now comprises Ashley Walk (a township formed in 1868 from part of Godshill and several extra-parochial places), and "The township of Ashley Walk, including Godshill Wood and Inclosure, Ashley Lodge, Mudmore, Ogdens, Amberwood, Eyeworth Lodge, Miller's Farm and Greenhouse Farm, formerly extraparochial, was formed in 1868, and is for the most part in the New Forest. It contains 8,400 acres, of which 1,042 acres are woods and plantations (exclusive of the land in the New Forest), 109 acres arable land and 121 acres permanent grass.

Eyeworth Manor was considered to be the most important holding within Ashley Walk.

There is no article in Wikipedia. General descriptions will be found under "New Forest" and "Fordingbridge" in Wikipedia.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Fordingbridge includes at least one reference to Ashley Walk.
  • 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