Place:Hambledon, Hampshire, England

Alt namesAmbledunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 123
Hambledunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 123
Chiddensource: village in parish
Denmeadsource: village in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.917°N 1.067°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoHambledon Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Droxford Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Winchester District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

Hambledon is a small village and civil parish in the Winchester District (City of Winchester) of Hampshire, situated about 15 miles (24 km) north of Portsmouth. Hambledon is a rural village surrounded by fields and woods. The villages of Chidden and Denmead are within the parish.

The parish church, St Peter's and St Paul's, dates from the 13th century and is built on the site of a Saxon church. Admiral Sir Erasmus Gower (1742-1814), governor of Newfoundland, is buried in the church.

Hambledon is best known as the 'Cradle of Cricket'. It is thought that Hambledon Club, one of the oldest cricket clubs known, was formed about 1750.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 3, chapter on Hambledon.
  • Denmead has its own article in Wikipedia.
  • 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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