Place:Damerham, Hampshire, England

Alt namesDobrehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 123
South Damerhamsource: placename variation (Wiltshire)
Damerham South Endsource: tything in parish
Damerham North Endsource: tything in parish
Damerham East Endsource: tything in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.944°N 1.854°W
Located inHampshire, England     (1895 - )
Also located inWiltshire, England     ( - 1895)
See alsoDamerham Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located when in Wiltshire
Fordingbridge Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Fordingbridge Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
New Forest District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

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

"DAMERHAM (South), a parish and a hundred in Wilts. The parish is in Fordingbridge [registration] district; lies on an affluent of the river Avon, at the boundary with Dorset, 3 miles W of Fordingbridge [railway] station, and 7½ NW by N of Ringwood; includes the tythings of East End, North End, and South End; and has a post office, of the name of Damerham, under Salisbury. Acres: 4,310. Real property, with Martin and Whichbury: £9,674. Population: 697. Houses: 149. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value: 320. Patron: the Earl of Chichester. The church is good; and there are chapels for Independents and Baptists.
"The hundred contains also four other parishes. Acres, 16,832. Pop., 3,008. Houses, 694."
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Damerham is a village and civil parish in the New Forest District of Hampshire, located near to Fordingbridge and close to the Dorset border. By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, Damerham was a major settlement in the possession of Glastonbury Abbey. Today Damerham is a rural village on the River Allen.

Damerham was once in Wiltshire, but was transferred in 1895 to Hampshire. (Note that the excerpt from Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales was written while Damerham was still in Wiltshire, but even then was part of a registration district in Hampshire.)


For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Damerham.

Research Tips

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