Place:Tangley, Hampshire, England

Alt namesCharlton Downsource: settlement in parish
Hatherdensource: settlement in parish
Little Hatherdensource: settlement in parish
Wildhernsource: settlement in parish
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates51.272°N 1.529°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoFaccombe, Hampshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Pastrow Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located until 1834
Andover Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located after 1834
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
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

Tangley is a village and civil parish in the Test Valley District of Hampshire. Tangley is situated north of the old market town of Andover and the village of Charlton, Hampshire. It was originally a chapelry in the ancient parish of Faccombe, but A Vision of Britain through Time describes this as ending "early".

Tangley Parish covers an area of 4,017 acres (16.26 km2) and has just over 600 residents in three villages, Tangley, Wildhern and Hatherden, and two hamlets, Charlton Down and Little Hatherden. It lies in the northwest corner of Hampshire.

The houses are typical of the different kinds to be found in the area, with the older ones being of flint and brick and chalk cob with thatched or tiled roofs.

A walk through the parish of Tangley takes one through woodland, downland and farmland. The villages are scattered over the chalklands south of the Hampshire Downs, on high land which overlooks the Bourne valley to the north and the remains of Chute Forest to the west. Tangley was the last point for the drovers who walked their sheep over the downs to the Weyhill Fair in October each year. Tangley offered refreshments and lodging to the drovers, and their flocks, in the form of five inns or beer houses, of which two remain – The Fox to the south and The Cricketer’s in the centre of the village.

In the sixteenth century the manor of Tangley was owned by the Reade family, whose most distinguished member was Sir Richard Reade (1511-1575), who served as Lord Chancellor of Ireland in the 1540s and later as the Master of the Court of Requests in the time of Henry VIII.

Research Tips

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