Place:Crofton, Hampshire, England

TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates50.823°N 1.196°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoAlverstoke Liberty, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Titchfield, Hampshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Fareham Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Fareham, Hampshire, Englandurban district into which it was transferred in 1932
Fareham District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Crofton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"CROFTON, a chapelry, with a village, in Titchfield parish, Hants; adjacent to the Gosport Junction railway, 2 miles S of Fareham. It includes the hamlet of Stubbington, which has a post office under Fareham. Real property: £5,159. Population: 809. The property is sub-divided. Crofton House is the seat of the Naughtens. The living is a [perpetual] curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Titchfield, in the diocese of Winchester. The church is ancient, interesting, and good."

The civil parish of Crofton was created in 1894 from part of the parish of Titchfield. In 1930 its area was reduced by 25% to create the parish of Lee on the Solent. In 1932 the parish was abolished and its remaining area transferred into Fareham Urban District.

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Crofton was a village in the area of Stubbington that was mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086. It was called "Croftone" then. Wikipedia reports a 21st century population of 40.

Research Tips

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