Place:Totton, Hampshire, England

Alt namesDodintunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 125
Coordinates50.933°N 1.483°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoEling, Hampshire, Englandparish in which it was located
New Forest District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"TOTTON, a hamlet in the SW of Hants; on the Southampton and Dorchester railway, near the head of Southampton water, ¾ mile WSW of Redbridge. It has a post-office under Southampton, and a [railway] station."

A Vision of Britain through Time identifies Totton as one of many "manors" in the parish of Eling. The area is now the large civil parish of Totton and Eling in the New Forest District which was only formed in 1974.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Totton and Eling.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Eling.

Research Tips

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