Place:Winchfield, Hampshire, England

Alt namesWinsefletsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 125
Potbridgesource: hamlet in parish
Shapley Heathsource: hamlet in parish
Winchfield Hurstsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.268°N 0.901°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoOdiham Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Hartley Wintney Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Hart District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Winchfield is a small village and civil parish in the Hart District of Hampshire. It is situated 1 mile southwest of Hartley Wintney, 8 miles east of Basingstoke, 2 miles north-east of Odiham and 38 miles west of London. It is connected to London Waterloo and Basingstoke by rail.

Winchfield parish has a 21st century population of over 500. The population is scattered across this wide parish, which includes Potbridge, the settlement around Winchfield church, Winchfield Hurst and Shapley Heath.

Research Tips

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