Place:South Tidworth, Hampshire, England

NameSouth Tidworth
Alt namesSouth Tedworthsource: spelling variation
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.231°N 1.672°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: Family History Library Catalog

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

"TIDWORTH (South), a parish, with Hampshire-Cross hamlet, in Andover [registration] district, Hants; 1 mile SSE of North Tidworth. Post town, Tidworth, under Marlborough. Acres: 2,175. Rated property: £1,785. Population: 208. Houses: 48. The property is all in one estate. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £379. Patron: F. S. Stanley, Esq. The church is good."

Nearby, but across the county border in Wiltshire, is another parish named Tidworth. They are both residential areas of Tidworth Camp, a British army base. There is also a North Tidworth close by in Hampshire. Tidworth in Wiltshire has an article in Wikipedia.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 3, chapter on South Tidworth.
  • 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