Place:Monk Sherborne, Hampshire, England

NameMonk Sherborne
Alt namesMonk Sherbournesource: alternate spelling
West Sherbornesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.303°N 1.133°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoChuteley Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located before 1834
Basingstoke Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located since 1834
Basingstoke Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Basingstoke and Deane District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Monk Sherborne is a village in northern part of Hampshire, England. It is a civil parish and is part of the Sherborne St. John ward of the Basingstoke and Deane District.

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

"SHERBORNE-MONK, or West [Sherborne], a parish, with a village and two tythings [Chineham and Pamber], in Basingstoke [registration] district, Hants; 3 miles NW of Basingstoke [railway] station. Post town: Basingstoke. Acres: 3,342. Real property: £3,717. Population: 649. Houses: 137. The manor belonged to a small Benedictine priory, founded here in the time of Henry I., and annexed to Cerisy abbey in Normandy; was given by Henry VI. to Eton college; and passed to Queen's college, Oxford, in connexion with St. Julian's hospital at Southampton. The chapel of the priory still exists, and contains an ancient altar-tomb. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £50. Patron: Queen's College, Oxford. The church has Norman portions, and was restored in 1862. There is a free school."

Research Tips

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