Place:Yateley, Hampshire, England

Alt namesYatelysource: Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986); Gazetteer of Great Britain (1987) p 805
Darby Greensource: hamlet in parish
Frogmoresource: hamlet in parish
TypeChapelry, Parish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.333°N 0.839°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoCrondall 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

Yateley is a suburban town and civil parish in the English county of Hampshire. It lies in the northeastern corner of the Hart District Council area. It includes the settlements of Frogmore and Darby Green to the east. It had a population of 21,011 at the 2001 UK census.

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

"YATELEY, a village and a parish in the [registration] district of Farnborough, and county of Southampton. The village stands 2½ miles WNW of Blackwater [railway] station, and 5¼ S of Wokingham; and has a post-office under Farnborough Station. The parish contains three tythings, and comprises 10,036 acres. Real property: £8,040. Population in 1851: 2,156; in 1861: 2,808. Houses: 554. The increase of population arose from vicinity to Aldershot camp. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £72. Patron: St. Cross Hospital. The church is modern. The [perpetual] curacies of Cove and Hawley are separate benefices. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and charities £75."

Cove and Hawley were originally both chapelries of Yateley parish and they both became a separate civil parishes in 1868. The third tything or chapelry mentioned by Wilson is Yateley itself.

Research Tips

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