Place:Bentley, Hampshire, England

TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates51.194°N 0.878°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoBentley Liberty, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Alton Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
East Hampshire District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Bentley is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire District of Hampshire, England. The parish has an acreage of 2,299 acres (9.30 km2) and the population in the UK census of 2011 was 1,166. The village is located just off the A31 road between Farnham and Alton, being about five miles (8 km) west of Farnham and six miles (10 km) east of Alton.

From 1573 Bentley was a chapelry in the ancient parish of Farnham. In 1932 it absorbed the neighbouring parish of Coldrey. (Source: "A Vision of Britain through Time")

Research Tips

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