Place:Weeke, Hampshire, England

Alt namesWeeke Withinsource: from redirect
Weeke Withoutsource: from redirect
TypeChapelry, Parish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.06°N 1.34°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoBuddlesgate Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Winchester, Hampshire, Englandparish and borough to which it was adjacent
Winchester Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which Weeke Without was located 1894-1932
Winchester District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"WEEKE, a parish in Winchester [registration] district, Hants; partly within [Winchester] city, and containing {Winchester railway] station and [Winchester] workhouse. Post town: Winchester. Acres: 1,080. Real property: £4,099. Population in 1861: 529; of whom 137 were in the workhouse. Houses: 88. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £234. Patron: the Bishop of [Winchester]. The church is Norman."

Weeke was a chapelry until 1494 when it became a separate ancient parish in Buddlesgate Hundred. It was made a civil parish in 1894, however the civil parish was immediately separated into the two civil parishes of Weeke Within and Weeke Without. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)

Weeke Within

Weeke Within was formed from the civil parish of Weeke in 1894 and covered the part of the parish which was within the bounds of Winchester Municipal Borough. It was a separate civil parish only until 1902 when it was absorbed back into Winchester Civil Parish. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)

Weeke Without

Weeke Without was also formed from the civil parish of Weeke in 1894 but was made part of Winchester Rural District. Part of its area was absorbed into Weeke Within in 1900, and, in 1932, it was abolished with a small portion going to the parish of Hursley and the remainder to Winchester Civil Parish. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)

Research Tips

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