Place:Upton Gray, Hampshire, England

NameUpton Gray
Alt namesUpton Greysource: alternate spelling
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.229°N 1.001°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoBermondspit Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Basingstoke Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Basingstoke and Deane District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

Upton Gray is a village and civil parish in the Basingstoke and Deane District of Hampshire. Upton Gray is near Basingstoke, which lies to the northwest. The village is on the line of an ancient Roman road, the Chichester to Silchester Way.

The "Gray" derives from the years when the village was owned by the de Gray or de Grey family and was used to differentiate the village from the many other places named Upton.

The Manor House dates from Elizabethan times when the Matthew family lived there. The Elizabethan poet, George Puttenham, lived at Herriard House but also had a farm at Upton Gray.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Upton Grey.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 3, chapter on Upton Grey.
  • 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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