Place:Farley Chamberlayne, Hampshire, England

NameFarley Chamberlayne
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.044°N 1.436°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoKings Somborne Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located until 1834
Micheldever Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located after 1834
Hursley Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Hursley, Hampshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1932
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 Farley Chamberlayne from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"FARLEY-CHAMBERLAYNE, a parish in Winchester [registration] district, Hants; 3¾ miles ESE of Horsebridge [railway] station, and 5¾ WSW of Winchester. It includes Slackstead hamlet; and its post town is Hursley, under Winchester. Acres: 1,767. Real property: £1,123. Population: 179. Houses: 32. The property is divided among a few. The manor-house was the place in which Sternhold composed part of the metrical version of the Psalms. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £369. Patron: T. Woodham, Esq. The church is a substantial structure of flint and stone, with a square tower; and has some fine monuments to the St. John family."

Farley Chamberlayne was in the Kings Somborne Hundred until 1834, then in the Micheldever Hundred. It was in the Hursley Rural District 1894-1932 when it was absorbed into the parish of Hursley. The area is now part of the Winchester District or City of Winchester of Hampshire.

Research Tips

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