Place:Ashmansworth, Hampshire, England

TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.316°N 1.403°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoEvingar Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
East Woodhay, Hampshire, Englandparish of which it was a chapelry
Kingsclere Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1932
Kingsclere and Whitchurch Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1932-1974
Basingstoke and Deane District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Ashmansworth is a village and civil parish in the Basingstoke and Deane District of in the English county of Hampshire. The village is about 7.5 miles (12.1 km) south west of Newbury in Berkshire, and 9 miles (14 km) northeast from Andover in Hampshire, just southwest of the top of a ridge line running south. The ridge overlooks Highclere Castle and Newbury, with views over large areas of Berkshire and north Hampshire.

In 1901 a spokesman for the Archaeological Society described Ashmansworth as “a long scattered village, neglected and deserted in its aspect, with a rapidly decreasing population”. At this time the church had fallen into disrepair, probably as a result of it being subordinate to the East Woodhay parish.

Over the course of the 20th century the character of Ashmansworth changed rapidly, largely as a result of the intensive farming practices adopted after the Second World War.

According to the 2001 UK census, it had a population of 215. The 2011 census found one more inhabitant.

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Ecclesiastically, in 1500 Ashmansworth was established as a chapelry in the parish of East Woodhay within the Evingar Hundred. An independent Parish Council for Ashmansworth was founded in 1894 as part of the Kingsclere Rural District (Kingsclere and Whitchurch Rural District after 1932). Since 1974 the area has been governed locally by the Basingstoke and Deane non-metropolitan district.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Ashmansworth.
  • 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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