Place:Rockbourne, Hampshire, England

Alt namesRockbornesource: spelling variation
Brickhillsource: hamlet in parish
Sandhill Heathsource: hamlet in parish
Rochebornesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 125
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.967°N 1.833°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
Ringwood and Fordingbridge Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1932-1974
New Forest District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Rockbourne is a village and civil parish in the New Forest District of Hampshire, close to Fordingbridge with a 21st century population of 319.

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

"ROCKBOURN, a village and a parish in Fordingbridge [registration] district, Hants. The village stands near the boundary with Wilts, 3½ miles N W of Fordingbridge, and 8 S by W of Salisbury [railway] station; and has a post-office under Salisbury. The parish contains also the hamlet of Brickhill and part of Sandhill-Heath. Acres: 3,798. Real property: £3,653. Population: 507. Houses: 115. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Earl of Shaftesbury. The Manor House was the birth-place of the first Lord Shaftesbury; and is now partly destroyed and partly a farm-house. West Park is the seat of the Coote family. A pillar, on high ground, commemoratesthe victories of Sir Eyre Coote. The living is a donative in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £624. Patron: Lady Coote. The church is partly ancient, was partlyrebuilt in 1830; and contains monuments of the Cootes. There are parochial schools."

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Rockbourne.

Research Tips

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