Place:Vernham Dean, Hampshire, England

NameVernham Dean
Alt namesVernhams Deansource: alternate (older) spelling
Vernham-Deansource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates51.307°N 1.512°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoHurstbourne Tarrant, Hampshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Pastrow 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
NOTE: Both Wikipedia and the village website speak of both Vernham Dean and Vernhams Dean.
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Vernham Dean is a village and civil parish in the Test Valley District of Hampshire, just east of the Wiltshire border and south of the Berkshire border. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 523.

The village is about 9 miles north of Andover and 9 miles south of Hungerford in Berkshire.

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

"VERNHAM-DEAN, a parish in Andover [registration] district, Hants; 7½ miles N by W of Andover [railway] station. It has a post-office under Hungerford. Acres: 3,486. Real property, with Linkenholt: £5,167. Population of [Vernham Dean] alone: 727. Houses: 162. The property is much sub-divided. The living is a [perpetual] curacy, annexed to Hurstbourne-Tarrant. The church was recently restored. There is a Wesleyan chapel."

Research Tips

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