Place:Sydmonton, Hampshire, England

Alt namesSidemanestonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 125
Sidmontonsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates51.317°N 1.3°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoKingsclere Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Basingstoke and Deane District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
Ecchinswell and Sydmonton, Hampshire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1932
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Sydmonton is a small village and estate in the Basingstoke and Deane district of Hampshire. Its nearest town is Newbury, which lies approximately 7 miles (11 km) northwest from the village.

The village (formerly a separate civil parish) has, since 1932 been part of the civil parish of Ecchinswell and Sydmonton and, since 1974, part of the Burghclere, Highclere and St Mary Bourne ward of Basingstoke and Deane borough council.

Romsey Abbey once owned 764 acres of the parish called "Sidemanestone" in the Domesday Book of 1086. The church (St Mary the Virgin) was rebuilt in 1853 in Early English Period architectural style. The parish had a population of 160 in 1871.

Sydmonton Court

Sydmonton is the location of the 5000 acre Sydmonton Court estate, formerly the seat of the Kingsmill Family, including Admiral Sir Robert Kingsmill (1730-1805).

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Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Kingsclere which includes references to Sydmonton.
  • 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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