Category Archives: Anglo Saxon Period

Hampshire’s History and it’s connections with the Anglo Saxon Period of AD410 to 1066

St Boniface and Nursling

St Boniface and Nursling

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Hampshire People

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Hampshire PeopleA man named Winfrith and born in Devon became known as the ‘Apostle of Germany’. The humble Winfrith became St Boniface and his story started to take root in Nursling Hampshire. At Nursling (Bede refered to it as Nhutscelle), where the River Test winds… Continue Reading

Untangling the Early Church in Hampshire (Part 1)

Untangling the Early Church in Hampshire (Part 1)

Hampshire has a great number of early churches, a number of which still have vestiges of their Anglo Saxon origins peeping through the structure. Continue Reading

St Mary Magdalene West Tisted

St Mary Magdalene West Tisted

St Mary Magdalene church in West Tisted is one of Hampshire’s hidden gems. To find it involves taking a small path over a moat. The church sits within the grounds of a manor house whose history is tied up with the English Civil War and the Tichborne family. The church itself is much older, early… Continue Reading

King Alfred the Great, May He Finally Rest?

King Alfred the Great, May He Finally Rest?

This entry is part 9 of 15 in the series Anglo Saxon Hampshire

King Alfred the Great, his final resting place uncertain for so many years, could it finally have been resolved? The Winchester Uni team have some answers. To be revealed in a documentary in January 2014 Continue Reading

Corhampton Church and King Cnut

Corhampton Church and King Cnut

A possible link between Corhampton church and King Cnut The Anglo Saxon church is awash with historical gems and it’s interesting to consider some of the connections made between it’s architecture and artefacts and other events that occurred in it’s long history. Go to the northern side of the church and look at the blocked… Continue Reading