Place:Dogmersfield, Hampshire, England

Alt namesOrmeresfeltsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 123
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.267°N 0.883°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoOdiham Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Hartley Wintney Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Hart District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Dogmersfield is a small village and civil parish lying between the towns of Fleet and Hartley Wintney in the Hart District of Hampshire, England.

Places of interest include the village church, the Queen's Head pub and a mansion house known variously as Dogmersfield House or Dogmersfield Park. Henry VIII's elder brother Arthur, Prince of Wales, and his bride Catherine of Aragon are said to have stayed in the village.

The Basingstoke Canal runs through Dogmersfield and a lake (Tundry Pond) is situated in the grounds of Dogmersfield House (now a hotel). Local legend says that Dogmersfield village was originally built on the area that is now Tundry Pond, until the owner of Dogmersfield House decided he wanted a view of a lake from his window. It was on his orders the houses were moved, brick by brick, to their current location. The house was originally built by the St. John-Mildmays in 1727.

Research Tips

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