Place:Copythorne, Hampshire, England

Alt namesCadnamsource: manor in parish
Bistern and Bartleysource: settlement in parish
Bartley-Regissource: settlement in parish
Bartleysource: alternate name of above
Winsor and Cadnamsource: manor in parish
Winsorsource: manor in parish
Wigleysource: manor in parish
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.93°N 1.564°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoEling, Hampshire, Englandancient parish in which it was located until 1894
New Forest Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
New Forest District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

A description of Copythorne from the Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Eling.

"Copythorne is a large parish, lying low in the valleys of the Cadnam River, the Blackwater and the Bartley Water, including Bartley, Newbridge, Wigley and parts of Cadnam and Ower. It contains 5,551 acres of land with 29 acres of inland water, of which 916 acres are arable land, 1,715 acres permanent grass and 1,159½ acres woodland.
"The village is on the high road to Romsey, and to the north of it is Copythorne Common; parts of Cadnam Common and Furzley Common are also in the parish, and Shelly Common, a wide tract of rough common, lies on the north side of the Salisbury and Southampton high road. There are large tracts of woodland in the south, west and north of the parish."

Copythorne was until 1894 a portion of the parish of Eling, and is situated to the west of the ancient parish. It contained a number of manors and settlements as listed above and redirected here.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Copythorne.

Research Tips

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