Place:Idsworth, Hampshire, England

TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates50.912°N 0.966°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoChalton, Hampshire, Englandecclesiastical parish in which it was a chapelry
Finchdean Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Catherington Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Petersfield Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1932-1974
East Hampshire District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Idsworth is a hamlet and civil parish in the East Hampshire District of Hampshire. It is 1 mile (1.5 km) north of the village of Finchdean, and 2.3 miles (3.6 km) east of Horndean, on the border between Hampshire and West Sussex.

It contains St Huberts Chapel, a fine mediaeval church with examples of mediaeval painting on the North wall and surrounding the altar window on the East wall.

Until it became a separate civil parish, Idsworth was a chapelry in the parish of Chalton.

Research Tips

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