Place:Curdridge, Hampshire, England

TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates50.921°N 1.251°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoBishops Waltham, Hampshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Droxford Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1932-1974
Winchester District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Curdridge is a village and civil parish in the Winchester District (City of Winchester) of Hampshire. Also located within the parish is the similarly named village of Curbridge. The parish is located eight miles to the east of Southampton and had a population of 1,292 people in 473 households in the 2001 UK census.

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

"CURDRIDGE, a tything-chapelry in Bishops-Waltham parish, Hants; adjacent to the Gosford Junction railway, near Botley [railway] station, and 2 miles SSW of Bishops-Waltham. Post town: Botley, under Southampton. Real property: £1,960. Population: 534. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Winchester. Value: not reported. Patron: the Rector of Bishops-Waltham."

Curdridge became a separate civil parish in the Droxford Rural District in 1894. In 1952 it was enlarged when it absorbed part of Curbridge parish which was abolished at that time.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 3, chapter on Bishops Waltham which includes some references to Curdrige.
  • 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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