Place:Bishops Waltham, Hampshire, England

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NameBishops Waltham
Alt namesBishop's Walthamsource: spelling variation (Wikipedia)
Bishops-Walthamsource: spelling variation
Walthamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 122
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.967°N 1.2°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoBishops Waltham Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Droxford Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Winchester District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Bishop's Waltham is a medieval market town situated at the source of the River Hamble in Hampshire, England. It has a foot in the South Downs National Park and is located at the midpoint of a long-established route between Winchester and Portsmouth. It is home to the ruins of Bishop's Waltham Palace, a Scheduled Ancient Monument under English Heritage management, and a well-preserved high street with many listed buildings which now house independent shops.

Bishop's Waltham's long history includes a roll call of Medieval and Tudor kings and queens who visited the town to stay at the palace. The name of the town is Saxon, being derived from the two words: "wald" (forest) and "ham" (settlement).

Modern day Bishop's Waltham has a population of over 6,500 and is the largest settlement in the Winchester district outside the city itself. It is home to an infant and junior school.

The parish had a population of 6,723 in the UK census of 2001. It is located in the Winchester District or City of Winchester.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Bishop's Waltham.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 3, chapter on Bishops Waltham.
  • 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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