Place:Morestead, Hampshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoFawley Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Winchester Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Owslebury, Hampshire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1932
Winchester District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Morestead is a village in the South Downs, about 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Winchester in Hampshire. Morestead was a separate civil parish until 1932 when it was absorbed into the neighbouring parish of Owslebury. Since 1974 the parish has been named Owslebury and Morestead.

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

"MORESTEAD, a parish in Winchester [registration] district, Hants; 3 miles SE of Winchester [railway] station. Post town, Winchester. Acres: 1,519. Real property: £996. Population: 112. Houses: 24. The property is divided among a few. A tract of about 5 acres bears the name of NoMan's-Land, and is free from all rates and taxes except the county rate. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £180. Patron: the Bishop of Winchester. The church has a bell-turret, and is good."

Research Tips

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