Place:East Dean, Hampshire, England

NameEast Dean
Alt namesDenasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 123
Lockerley and Deansource: manor in parish
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates51.033°N 1.617°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoMottisfont, Hampshire, Englandecclesiastical parish of which it was a chapelry
Thorngate Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Romsey Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Romsey and Stockbridge Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1932-1974
Test Valley District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"DEAN (East), a parish in Romsey [registration] district, Hants; on the Southampton and Salisbury canal, adjacent to the Salisbury railway and to the boundary with Wilts, 1 mile ESE of Dean [railway] station, and 6¼ NW of Romsey. Post town: Mottisfont, under Romsey. Acres: 1,060. Real property: £1,198. Population: 223. Houses: 44. The property is divided among a few. The living is a [perpetual] curacy, annexed to the rectory of Mottisfont, in the diocese of Winchester. The church was reported in 1859 as bad."

East Dean was a chapelry in the ecclesiastical parish of Mottisfont. It was a civil parish in Romsey Rural District from 1894 until 1932 and in Romsey and Stockbridge Rural District from 1932 until 1974. Since 1974 it has been part of the Test Valley District. It included the manor of Lockerley and Dean.

Wikipedia provides only two sentences and does not provide a current population or its ward association.

Research Tips

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