Place:Kingsley, Hampshire, England

TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.138°N 0.874°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoAlton Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Binsted (near Alton), Hampshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Alton Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
East Hampshire District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Kingsley is a village in the East Hampshire District of Hampshire, England. It is 2.1 miles (3.4 km) north of Bordon, on the B3004 road.

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

"KINGSLEY, a village and a parish in the [registration] district of Farnborough and county of Hants. The village stands 4¼ miles E by S of Alton [railway] station, and has a post office under Alton. The parish comprises 1,776 acres. Real property: £2,466. Population in 1851: 387; in 1861: 441. Houses: 88. The increase of population arose from the establishment of an iron foundry and an agricultural machine manufactory. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Lord Sherborne. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Binsted, in the diocese of Winchester. The church is good, and has a tower."

Kingsley included the manors of Kingsley, Lode Place and Marsh. It was a chapelry in the ecclesiatical parish of Binsted and was a civil parish until at least 1974.

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
  • Parishes in the Alton Hundred of Hampshire and the Farnham Hundred of Surrey have been omitted from the Victoria County Histories. This may be because they were set up later than the other hundreds.
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