Place:Hartley Wespall, Hampshire, England

NameHartley Wespall
Alt namesHaerleisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 123
Harleisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 123
Hartley-Wespallsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.317°N 1°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoHoldshot Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Basingstoke Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Basingstoke and Deane District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Hartley Wespall is a civil parish in the Basingstoke and Deane District of Hampshire. It is near the larger village of Hook, which lies approximately 2.5 miles (4.1 km) south-west from the hamlet.

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

"HARTLEY-WESTPALL, a parish in Basingstoke [registration] district, Hants; near the Basingstoke and Reading railway, 5¼ miles NE of Basingstoke. It has a post office under Winchfield. Acres: 1,401. Real property: £1,798. Population: 343. Houses: 69. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to W. T. Hawley, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £315. Patrons: the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church is ancient but good; and there is a national school."

Research Tips

  • 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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