Place:Durley, Hampshire, England

Alt namesMincingfieldsource: hamlet in parish
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates50.948°N 1.259°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoBishops Waltham Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Upham, Hampshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Droxford Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Winchester District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"DURLEY, a parish in Droxford [registration] district, Hants; near the Gosport Junction and the Bishops-Waltham railways, 3¼ miles W of Bishops-Waltham. It includes the tything of Mincingfield; and its post town is Bishops-Waltham, under Southampton. Acres: 2,474. Real property: £2,732. Population: 411. Houses: 84. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £410. Patron: the Bishop of Winchester. The church is old but good."
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Durley is now a village and civil parish in the Winchester District or City of Winchester of Hampshire. It is located approximately 7½ miles (12.1 km) northeast of Southampton and has a population of around 500.

Durley was originally a chapelry in the ancient parish of Upham in Bishops Waltham Hundred of Hampshire. From 1894 until 1974 it was in the Droxford Rural District.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 3, chapter on Durley.
  • 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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