Place:Penton Mewsey, Hampshire, England

NamePenton Mewsey
Alt namesPenitonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 124
Penton-Mewseysource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.233°N 1.517°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoAndover Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Andover Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Test Valley District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Penton Mewsey is a village and civil parish in the Test Valley District of Hampshire. It is located 2 miles northwest of Andover.

The village is, in the 21st century, home to approximately 400 people and has about 110 houses. The name Penton is derived from "Penitone", which is a farm held at penny rent. The village is adjacent to the hamlet and parish of Penton Grafton. Both villages are collectively known as "The Pentons".

Until the 1920s the Pentons were mainly agricultural communities supporting sheep and corn, typical of northern Hampshire at the time. The Pentons are still surrounded by farmland which is currently completely arable. The Holy Trinity church dates from the 14th century, although it was refurbished extensively in the 19th century.

Research Tips

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