Place:Crux Easton, Hampshire, England

NameCrux Easton
Alt namesCrux-Eastonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Estunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 123
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.3°N 1.4°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoPastrow Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Kingsclere Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Ashmansworth, Hampshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1932
Basingstoke and Deane District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Crux Easton has been, since 1932, a hamlet in the Ashmansworth civil parish of Hampshire, England, about 7 miles (11 km) south of Newbury, Berkshire.

Between 1894 and 1932 Crux Easton was a civil parish in the Kingsclere Rural District.

The Church of England parish church of St Michael and All Angels was built in 1775, restored in 1894 and is a [[wikipedia:listed building|Grade II* listed building.

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

"CRUX-EASTON, a parish in Kingsclere [registration] district, Hants; 5¾ miles NNW of Whitchurch [railway] station, and 7 WSW of Kingsclere. Post town: Highclere, under Newbury. Acres: 1,099. Real property: £780. Population: 76. Houses: 17. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged, at Domesday, to Croch the Hunter. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £180. Patron: the Rev. James Bagge. The church is good. ...."

Research Tips

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