Place:Lainston, Hampshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Extra parochial area, Civil parish
Coordinates51.082°N 1.369°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoBuddlesgate Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Winchester Rural, Hampshire, Englanddistrict in which it was located 1894-1932
Sparsholt, Hampshire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1932
Winchester 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 Lainston from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"LAINSTON, an extra-parochial tract in Winchester [registration] district, Hants; 3 miles NW of Winchester [railway] station. It formerly was in all respects a parish, and still is so ecclesiastically. Post-town, Winchester. Acres: 120. Real property: £212. Population: 33. Houses: 4. One of the houses is a private lunatic asylum, within grounds of about 40 acres; was built in the time of Charles II.; and was once the seat of Lord Bayning. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £34. Patron: Sir F. H. Bathurst, Bart. The church is in ruins; and it was the place where Walpole's "Ælia Lælia Chudleigh" married Captain Harvey, afterwards Earl of Bristol."

Lainston was a civil parish from 1858 and part of Winchester Rural District from 1894 until 1932. In 1932 it was abolished and absorbed into Sparsholt parish. It is now within the City of Winchester. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time) For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Lainston House.

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