Place:Bishopstoke, Hampshire, England

Alt namesStochessource: Domesday Book (1985) p 122
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.983°N 1.317°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoFawley Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Winchester Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1932-1974
Eastleigh District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Bishopstoke, a village recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, is a civil parish in the Eastleigh District or Borough of Eastleigh in Hampshire. The village is about a mile east of Eastleigh town centre, and is on the eastern bank of the River Itchen. It adjoins Fair Oak (in what is now the Fair Oak and Horton Heath parish) on the east.

After being part of Winchester Rural District from 1894 until 1932, the village was annexed to Eastleigh, and was split out again later into an independent civil parish which is now part of Eastleigh District. It forms part of the Southampton Urban Area and has a 21st century population of close to 10,000.

Bishopstoke includes a sizeable proportion of the Itchen Valley Navigation which ran between Winchester and Southampton. The canal was completed in 1710 and used until 1869.

Research Tips

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