Place:Farlington, Hampshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.846°N 1.033°W
Located inHampshire, England     ( - 1932)
See alsoPortsdown Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Havant Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Havant, Hampshire, Englandurban district to which it was part transferred in 1932
Portsmouth, Hampshire, Englandcounty borough to which it was part transferred in 1932
Southwick and Widley, Hampshire, Englandcivil parish to which it was part transferred in 1932
Portsmouth 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 Farlington from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"FARLINGTON, a parish in Havant district, Hants; on the New Portsmouth railway, and on Langston harbour, 4 miles W of Havant. It includes part of the village of Purbrook, which has a post office under Portsmouth. Acres: 4,210; of which 1,837 are water. Real property: £7,186. Population: 931. Houses: 172. The property is divided among a few. Here are the water-works which supply Portsmouth. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £529. Patron: the Rev. E. T. Richards. The church is ancient; has a fine east window, and a curious cross-legged effigies; and is good. The [perpetual] curacy of Purbrook is a separate benefice."
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Farlington was a small rural community for the majority of its existence. It is now a district of the Borough of Portsmouth. It is located in the northeast of the city and is not actually on Portsea Island. Farlington was incorporated into the city in 1932 and now forms a continuous development with Cosham and Drayton.

When the parish was abolished in 1932, its area was divided between the parishes of Havant, Portsmouth, and Southwick and Widley.

Research Tips

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