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…

Great Families at Stratfield Saye

Great Families at Stratfield Saye

The history of Stratfield Saye in Hampshire is intricately woven into the lives of several great families going back as far as the C12th.

Knights Enham a Saxon Royal Estate

Knights Enham a Saxon Royal Estate

Knights Enham consists of a small church and a cluster of buildings but this place has Saxon origins and is the place where Saxon kings came and met with archbishops to discuss the role of church and kingship.

Christchurch Hatherden

Christchurch Hatherden

Christchurch Hatherden, the church was badly damaged in 1975 as a result of a lightning strike, but has now been completely restored.

The Tangley font a rare thing

The Tangley font a rare thing

The Tangley font is a rare font, at least in Hampshire. This is a lead font and unique in the realm of Hampshire history.

Water Babies in Hampshire

Water Babies in Hampshire

The Water Babies was a children’s novel written by Charles Kingsley, rector of Eversley and inspired by the grounds and building of Bramshill House Hampshire.

The Grange Northington

The Grange Northington

The Grange Northington is s stunning example of the Classical Greek Revival style of architecture. Only the exterior can be viewed but it is worth every effort to make the visit to see it.

The Waltham Blacks

The Waltham Blacks

In 1723 the Black Act became law in England, it was a draconian law that caused great suffering in the population. The Waltham Blacks, operating in the forests of Hampshire were executed for their courageous actions.

Warbrook House and John James

Warbrook House and John James

Warbrook House near Eversley in Hampshire was designed by the architect John James to be his own home. It is a beautiful and graceful house with wonderful canals included within its landscape design.

Hartley Wespall Church

Hartley Wespall Church

Hartley Wespall church has is a timber framed C14th structure with a glorious roof which is repeated at the west gable and visible from the outside.

Hangman Hawley and Scotland

Hangman Hawley and Scotland

The connection between Scotland and Hampshire at the time of Union can be found in the grave of Henry Hawley at Hartley Wintney Hmpshire

Tudor Bramshott Place

Tudor Bramshott Place

The tudor house at Bramshott Place has long gone but its gatehouse still stands, albeit in splendid isolation. There was a manor and estate at Bramshott at the time of Domesday. By the late C16th a wealthy cloth merchant from Godalming named John Hooke purchased the esate and built for himself and his family, a…

Yew Tree Newton Valance Church Yard

Yew Tree Newton Valance Church Yard

The yew tree in Newton Valance church yard is probably a thousand years old, before the Normans set foot here.

St Boniface and Nursling

St Boniface and Nursling

A 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 towards the sea, one of the earliest Benedictine monastries was founded….

Wymering Fields Cosham

Wymering Fields Cosham

This image of the  Wymering Fields Cosham, is a reminder of a time when this suburb of Portsmouth was a rural area of farms and fields. To the south of Wymering the mudflats of the tidal shore, it sits tucked under the chalk hills at Portsdown north of Portsmouth. After much reclamation and the passage…

St Simon and St Jude Bramdean

St Simon and St Jude Bramdean

In the ‘valley where the broom grows’, well actually not in the valley but sitting high above it, is the church of St Simon and St Jude Bramdean. You do not glimpse it from the road but this C12th church gazes down on its community, well above the winter bourne that floods the road below…

WWI Guy Victor Baring Northington

WWI Guy Victor Baring Northington

Guy Victor Baring is remembered in Northington Church by amongst other things a simple wooden cross. Just another poignant reminder of the lives given by Hampshire men in WWI.

St Leonard’s Church Grateley

St Leonard’s Church Grateley

St Leonard’s church Grateley, is a wonderful piece of Norman architecture and custodian of some of the earliest English glass in the country.

Saxons in the Meon Valley

Saxons in the Meon Valley

The Saxons in the Meon Valley Project is a superb heritage lottery funded community history project, which is producing an aerial film of the Meon Valley.

WWI Memorial Donald Wood Chawton

WWI Memorial Donald Wood Chawton

The church of St Nicholas Chawton has a lovely memorial to a man, Donald Wood, who gave his life fighting for his country in World War I. Whilst visited for its Austen connections its lovely to remember others who also lie here.

WW1 Memorial the Tillard Brothers

WW1 Memorial the Tillard Brothers

WWI memorials can be fond in many Hampshire churches. Hampshire History is taking the opportunity to remember some of those who gave their lives. The Tillard brothers died within a few weeks of each other in France in WWI.