Category Archives: Elizabethan 1558 – 1603

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Elvetham Hall

Elvetham Hall

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Hampshire Architecture

Elvetham Hall history is fascinatingly linked to the Seymour family and the Tudor royal family. The original house burnt down in the mid 19th century and a mighty Victorian Gothic mansion stands to replace it. Continue Reading

HH Project Update on 16th Century Hampshire Wills

HH Project Update on 16th Century Hampshire Wills

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Digital Projects

Hampshire History’s Tudor Wills data project first stages an introduction and links to the data for family social and local history. Continue Reading

Paulet Family in Hampshire

Paulet Family in Hampshire

The Paulet family are an ancient and important family in Hampshire and also played an important role in the history of England. Memorials to the Paulet family and it’s variant spellings abound in churches around the county. Continue Reading

Netley Castle

Netley Castle

Netley Castle faces out across Southampton Water, it’s back turned on nearby Netley Abbey and looking out for signs of a possible French invasion Netley Castle started life as the gatehouse to the Cistercian Netley Abbey. The early grounds of the abbey spilled outside of it’s present day boundaries and road, down to the shore… Continue Reading