Place:Woodgreen, Hampshire, England

Alt namesWood-Greensource: spelling variation
Wood Greensource: spelling variation
TypeExtra parochial area, Civil parish
Coordinates50.957°N 1.759°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoFordingbridge Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Fordingbridge Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Ringwood and 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
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Woodgreen is a village and civil parish in the New Forest District of Hampshire. Woodgreen lies between Breamore and Hale to the east of the River Avon. It is located due south of the city of Salisbury, its nearest town is Fordingbridge lying to the southwest. In the 2001 UK census the parish was home to 537 people in 220 households.

Woodgreen was originally an extra-parochial area of the New Forest, reckoned as part of Godshill tithing. The settlement has been known as Woodgreen since the mid 17th century. The "Wood" part of the name is Godshill Inclosure which separates the village from the rest of the New Forest; the "green" is a common name in southern England for a secondary settlement. The civil parish of Woodgreen consisted of just 47 acres[9] when it was created in 1858. In 1932 the parish was much enlarged with the addition of 166 acres from Breamore parish and 175 acres from Hale parish. (Source:A Vision of Britain through Time)

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Breamore has a few references to Woodgreen.
  • 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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