Place:Newnham, Hampshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.28°N 0.989°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoBasingstoke Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
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
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Newnham is a village and civil parish in the Basingstoke and Deane District of Hampshire. The civil parish was expanded in 1932 when the parish of Nately Scures was merged into it. Newnham is situated 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Basingstoke, and 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Hook. At the 2001 census it had a population of 513.

GENUKI provides the following description of Newnham from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland of 1868 [as transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]:

"NEWNHAM, a parish in the hundred of Basingstoke, county Hants, 4½ miles N.E. of Basingstoke, its post town, and 2 from the Winchfield railway station. The village, which is of small extent, and is wholly agricultural, is situated on the line of the South-Western railway. The living is a rectory* with the curacy of Maplederwell annexed, in the diocese of Winchester, value £400, in the patronage of Queen's College, Oxford. The church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, has recently been restored. Lord Dorchester is lord of the manor. There is a National school, established in 1840. "

Research Tips

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