Place:Sherborne St. John, Hampshire, England

NameSherborne St. John
Alt namesEast Sherbornesource: Family History Library Catalog
Sherborne St Johnsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 125
Sherborne St. Johnsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Sherborne-St. Johnsource: Family History Library Catalog
Sireburnesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 125
Beaurepairesource: ancient manor in parish
Sherborne St. Petersource: mis-transcription
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.283°N 1.1°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 1894-1974
Basingstoke and Deane District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

Sherborne St. John is a village and civil parish in the Basingstoke and Deane District of Hampshire. It is located near the town of Basingstoke.

Sir Bernard Brocas (1330-1395), the 14th century soldier and friend of the Black Prince, held the Beaurepaire estate in Sherborne St John. His son, the rebel, also called Sir Bernard Brocas, made it the family's permanent home.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Sherbourne St. John.
  • 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