Place:Heckfield, Hampshire, England

Alt namesHazely Heathsource: settlement in parish
Holdshottsource: settlement in parish
Effellesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 123
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.333°N 0.967°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoHoldshot Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Hartley Wintney Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Hart 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

Heckfield is a village and civil parish in the Hart District of Hampshire, England. It lies between Reading in Berkshire and the village of Hook in the Hart District of Hampshire. It is the location of Highfield Park, where Neville Chamberlain died in 1940, and it is adjacent to Stratfield Saye House, the large stately home that has been the home of the Dukes of Wellington since 1817.

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

"HECKFIELD, a village and a parish in Hartley Wintney [registration] district, Hants. The village stands near the river Loddon and the boundary with Berks, 5 miles NW of Winchfield [railway] station, and 5½ N by W of Odiham; and has a post office under Winchfield, and a fair on the Friday of Easter week. The parish contains the tythings of Holdshott and Hazely-Heath, and the hamlet of Mattingley. Acres: 5,697. Real property: £6,066. Population in 1851: 1,324; in 1861: 1,200. Houses: 262. The property is not much divided. Heckfield House is the seat of Lord Eversley. Part of Stratfieldsaye Park, the seat of the Duke of Wellington, is within the limits. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £331. Patron: New College, Oxford. The church is ancient, with a massive tower; was well repaired in 1830; and contains a fine font and some interesting monuments. The vicarage of Mattingley is a separate benefice. Charities, £13."

Research Tips

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