Place:Itchen, Hampshire, England

Alt namesWoolstonsource: hamlet in the area
TypeUrban district
Coordinates50.902°N 1.366°W
Located inHampshire, England     (1898 - 1920)
See alsoSt. Mary Extra, Hampshire, Englandbecame part of the urban district in 1898
Sholing, Hampshire, Englandbecame part of the urban district in 1898
Itchen Stoke, Hampshire, Englandbecame part of the urban district in 1898
Southampton, Hampshire, Englandcounty borough into which it was absorbed in 1920
Southampton District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

Itchen Urban District was formed in 1898 from parishes that lay along the east side of the River Test opposite Southampton. The civil parishes were St. Mary Extra and Sholing plus the detached Itchen Stoke. This urban district remained until 1920 when the southern part of it was absorbed into Southampton itself. Itchen Stoke was located several miles north of the rest of the urban district (to the east of Winchester), and remained out of this annexation. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time and maps described below.)

Wikipedia states that in 1903 St. Mary Extra and Sholing were merged to create a civil parish of Itchen within the urban district. Woolston was another hamlet in the area which never had parish status.

Research Tips

  • 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