Place:Whitsbury, Hampshire, England

Alt namesWhitchburysource: altername name
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.97°N 1.819°W
Located inHampshire, England     (1895 - )
Also located inWiltshire, England     ( - 1895)
See alsoFordingbridge Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Fordingbridge Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Fordingbridge Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1932-1974
New Forest 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 Whitsbury from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"WHITSBURY, or Whitchbury, a parish in Fordingbridge [registration] district, and partly in Hants, but chiefly in Wilts; 2¼ miles W of Breamore [railway] station, and 3½ NNW of Fordingbridge. Post town: Fordingbridge, under Salisbury. Acres: 1,850. Rated property: £1,375. Population: 204. Houses: 39. The manor belonged once to Breamore priory. A Saxon camp, of 15½ acres, is on a hill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £284. Patron: Vice-Admiral Purves. The church is not good. Charities, £6."
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Whitsbury is a village and civil parish in the New Forest District of Hampshire, close to Fordingbridge. The village of Whitsbury consists of a straggling village street with timbered and thatched houses. The parish was originally in Wiltshire, but was transferred to Hampshire in 1895.

The main employment is based upon the very successful equine and agricultural industry, comprising 4 major yards of racing stables, stud and dairy.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Whitsbury.

Research Tips

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