Place:Hawley with Minley, Hampshire, England

NameHawley with Minley
Alt namesMinleysource: hamlet in parish
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.317°N 0.768°W
Located inHampshire, England     ( - 1932)
See alsoCrondall Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Yateley, Hampshire, Englandparish from which it was formed in 1868
Hartley Wintney Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Hawley, Hampshire, Englandcivil parish into which the greatest part was absorbed in 1932
Hart District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974

The original settlement of Hawley was a tything and chapelry in the parish of Yateley in Hampshire, England. Minley was located close by and was even smaller. In 1868 the two villages of Hawley and Minley were made into a separate civil parish of Hawley with Minley. This civil parish became part of Hartley Wintney Rural District in 1894. In 1932 the civil parish was abolished. Smaller sections were transferred to Farnborough and Fleet, but the largest area became the parish of Hawley.


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

"HAWLEY, a tything and a chapelry in Yately parish, Hants. The tything lies near the river Blackwater, the boundary with Surrey, and Blackwater [railway] station, 8 N by E of Farnham; and has a fair on 8 Nov. Real property: £3,119. Population: with Minley: 1,119. Houses: 202. The chapelry was constituted in 1838; and its post-town is Blackwater, under Farnborough Station. Population: 805. Houses: 153. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Winchester. Value, not reported. Patrons, the Representatives of the Late Rev. J. Randell. The church is a Gothic edifice of 1838. There is a national school."


A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Minley from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles of 1870-72:

"Minley, [ecclesiastical] dist. and vil., Yately par., Hants - dist., population: 149; the vil. is 3½ miles NW. of Farnborough; in vicinity of vil. is Minley Manor, seat."

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Yateley which has references to Hawley and Minley.
  • 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