Place:Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, England

NameChandlers Ford
Alt namesChandlersfordsource: old form of name
Chandler's Fordsource: spelling variation
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.983°N 1.383°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoNorth Baddesley, Hampshire, Englandparish from which it was formed in 1897
North Stoneham, Hampshire, Englandparish from which it was formed in 1897
Otterbourne, Hampshire, Englandparish from which it was formed in 1897
South Stoneham, Hampshire, Englandparish from which it was formed in 1897
Hursley Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1933
Eastleigh, Hampshire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1933
Eastleigh District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Chandler's Ford (originally The Ford and historically Chandlersford) is a largely residential area and civil parish in the Borough of Eastleigh in Hampshire, England, with a population of 21,436 in the 2011 UK Census.[1]

Chandler's Ford lies on the old Winchester to Southampton road and the 'Ford' is thought to refer either to the ford of Monks Brook on the Hursley Road (shown on the Hursley map of 1588 as "Charnells foord") [2] or on the Winchester-Southampton road.[3] The "Chandler's" prefix was added in the late 16th century,[3] and is derived from the surname, Chaundler, of a family in the area from the 14th Century.

The head offices of Draper Tools, B&Q, Selwood and Ahmad Tea are located in Chandler's Ford. Draper Tools has recently announced that they plan to move to Test Valley where they are currently building a new complex.

Chandlers Ford was created as a civil parish in 1897 from parts of North Baddesley, North Stoneham, Otterbourne and South Stoneham parishes. It was located in the Hursley Rural District from 1897 until 1932 when it was abolished as a civil parish and absorbed into Eastleigh. It is now part of the Eastleigh District.

Research Tips

  • 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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