Place:North Charford, Hampshire, England

NameNorth Charford
Alt namesCerdefordsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 124
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.967°N 1.717°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoFordingbridge Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Fordingbridge Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Breamore, Hampshire, Englandneighbouring parish into which it was part absorbed in 1932
Hale, Hampshire, Englandneighbouring parish into which it was part absorbed in 1932
New Forest District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"CHARFORD (North), a parish in Fordingbridge [registration] district, Hants; on the river Avon, at the verge of the county, 6½ miles SSE of Salisbury [railway] station. Post Town: Downton, under Salisbury. Acres: 570. Real property, £1,045: Population: 70. Houses: 15. It was known to the Saxons as Cerdicesford; and is said to have taken that name from Cerdic having formed his court at or near it, on the founding of Wessex. It has no ecclesiastical status; and its church is in ruins."

When it was abolished as a civil parish in 1932, the land was divided between the parishes of Hale and Breamore. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time )

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

North Charford is a hamlet in the New Forest District of Hampshire, near the Wiltshire border. Historically, i.e., before 1932, the name refers to a manor which is now in the civil parish of Breamore on the west bank of the River Avon.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article North Charford.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on North Charford with South Charford.
  • 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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