Place:Newton Valence, Hampshire, England

NameNewton Valence
Alt namesNewentonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 124
Newton-Valencesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.083°N 0.967°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoSelborne Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Alton Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
East Hampshire District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Newton Valence is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire District of Hampshire, England. It is 4.4 miles (7.1 km) south of Alton, just off the A32 road.

The village sits high in the westernmost chalk hills of the South Downs: maximum elevation 191 metres (627 feet) above sea level. Farming is the most obvious economic activity. Arable farming (mainly wheat, maize and oil-seed rape) and sheep-grazing predominate.

Newton Valence was the parish in which Hawkley was a chapelry. It also contained the manors of Newton Valence and Noar.

Research Tips

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