Historic Periods in Hampshire History Visit the different historic periods in Hampshire History from the Romans to the House of Windsor, find out what happened not just by dates but by phases of history, take a look at the juxtaposition of some of Hampshire’s events alongside what was happening nationally. These periods mirror the periods…

Baptismal Font Odiham

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Odiham Basingstoke Alton Fonts

The church of All Saints Odiham has a lovely round 13th century font

Margaret Beauchamp

Margaret Beauchamp

Margaret Beauchamp, who became Margaret Beaufort, was grandmother to King Henry VII and two hundred years after her death is remembered in a Hampshire church in Farley Chamberlayne.

John Buckett’s Headstone

John Buckett’s Headstone

The John Buckett headstone in the old church yard in Stockbridge is as full of character as the man in whose honour it was raised.

Portchester Castle

Portchester Castle

Portchester Castle is breathtakingly beautiful, sitting on the northern shore of Portsmouth Harbour. Its Roman walls and bastions are as imposing today as they must have appeared seventeen hundred years ago.

The Tichborne Family Chapel

The Tichborne Family Chapel

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Itchen Valley Churches

The Tichborne family chapel in the church of St Andrew’s Tichborne is a rare survivor of a Roman Catholic in a pre-reformation church. It has a very different look to the rest of the church.

Site of William the Conqueror’s Palace

Site of William the Conqueror’s Palace

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Winchester Historical Landmarks

Stroll up a tiny alley way in Winchester to see a vestige of what once was the site of William the Conqueror’s palace and a little way along the church of St Lawrence where his chapel once stood.

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.

Marc Brunel in Portsmouth

Marc Brunel in Portsmouth

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Hampshire People

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Hampshire PeopleThe incredible engineers, the Brunels, father and son are in-extrinsically linked to Portsmouth through deed and birth Marc Isambard Brunel was a frenchman who fled the French Revolution and in 1793, fled to America and became chief engineer of New York City.  By 1799…

Royal Hampshire Regiment WWI War Diaries

Royal Hampshire Regiment WWI War Diaries

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Military Hampshire

The WWI war diaries for the Royal Hampshire Regiment are available for research through the Royal Hampshire Museum at Winchester

The Pompey Pals

The Pompey Pals

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Military Hampshire

In WWI Portsmouth was able to raise two battalions of ‘Pompey Pals’ the 14th and 15th Hampshire Regiment. Many enlisted at Fratton Park, home of Portsmouth Football Club. How must it have felt to these men of Portsmouth, many of whom would be fervent Pompey supporters, to enter the gates of Fratton Park, not to join the fray of a football game but to enter the affray of war?

Hampshire Horses

Hampshire Horses

Is Hampshire the only county with a preponderance of horse graves? Are Hampshire horses particularly brave?

Data Meon Valley Surnames 1841

Data Meon Valley Surnames 1841

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

Data collected from the 1841 census on Meon Valley surnames, shows the incidence of surnames in individual villages along the Meon Valley. This bank of data reveals some interesting finds. It is an incomplete but growing body of data useful to Hampshire family historians.

Quarley Church

Quarley Church

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Andover Area Churches

Quarley church,the ancient church of St Michaels in Quarley Hampshire is surrounded by a flower filled graveyard and has its origins in Saxon England.

Edmund Spenser in Alton?

Edmund Spenser in Alton?

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Hampshire People

The question of whether Edmund Spenser ever lived in Alton is based on a few tantalizing clues that allude to little that can be substantiated. So it is with many historical nuggets that glint in amongst the splendour of Hampshire history.

Alton Quakers

Alton Quakers

A turbulent time in Hampshire history and in England as a whole, the Alton Quakers persevered in a time of intolerance and the Meeting House stands as a testament to their dogged determination.

Weyhill Fair

Weyhill Fair

Weyhill fair was an ancient fair situated where old droveways and ancient roads crossed. It was certainly an important event by the early C13th and had probably been established long before that.

WWI Memorial Exbury

WWI Memorial Exbury

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series WWI Hampshire Memorials

The WWI memorial at Exbury Hampshire is a poignant memorial to the Forster brothers who gave their lives in WWI.

John Pounds Altruist and Teacher

John Pounds Altruist and Teacher

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Hampshire People

John Pounds shoe maker, teacher and altruist lived and worked in Old Portsmouth in the early C19th and the inspiration for the ragged school movement.

Quebec House Old Portsmouth

Quebec House Old Portsmouth

Quebec House in Old Portsmouth Hampshire, is an old bathing house built in 1754 and rich with history.

A Georgian Hampshire Scandal

A Georgian Hampshire Scandal

The Georgian scandal of Elizabeth Chudleigh was played out in no small part in the beautiful Lainston House Hampshire, now a hotel . Within the bounds of this house near Winchester a marriage took place that would place one of the party in Westminster Hall charged with bigamy.