Place:Warblington, Hampshire, England

Alt namesWarblitonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 125
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish, Urban district
Coordinates50.85°N 0.967°W
Located inHampshire, England     (1894 - 1932)
See alsoBosmere Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Havant and Waterloo, Hampshire, Englandurban district to which it was transferred on its abolition in 1932.
Havant District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Warblington was historically part of the Hundred of Bosmere and is now a suburb of Havant, a town in Hampshire, England. Ecclesiastically, it is part of the parish of St Thomas à Becket, Warblington and St James, Emsworth. To the north of the church is the locality’s most distinctive landmark: the tall octagonal turret of Warblington Castle. In October 1551, Mary of Guise, the widow of James V of Scotland (and mother of Mary Queen of Scots), stayed a night in the castle as a guest of Sir Richard Cotton.

Warblington was an urban district in Hampshire which existed from 1894 until 1932 when it was absorbed into the larger urban district of Havant and Waterloo. In 1974 Havant and Waterloo joined the larger district municipality named the Havant District.

Research Tips

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