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Places in Hampshire

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Places in Hampshire, Parishes in Hampshire

We have an enormous gazetteer under construction, a collection of old and current place names in Hampshire but it will take time to pull together. In the meantime, the table below has a list of all the places in Hampshire that has a church associated with it. I have included an interesting snippet of information or will have when completed. OK so it is not complete YET – sorry but I can add to it as time allows and YES THERE WILL BE ERRORS but it gives you a starting point. I have to link to all our content as well.

 

 

 

 

Hampshire Parishes and Churches

his table is under development and being tested and refined.

Parish or Place with a churchChurchInteresting Snippet
Alton ParishSt Laurence C12th / C15thMarket town with English Civil War scars and links to Jane Austen and family.
Aldershot ParishSee Aldershot postHome of the British Army.
Amport ParishSt Mary's C12th with restoration in 1866Rare St John Baptist icon.
Alverstoke ParishSt Mary'sIt has a maritime history, influenced by nearby Gosport. It was once a small village until the Marquess of Anglesey decided to turn it into a seaside resort. Several grand houses sprung up which give the area a reminder of it's grander past.
Abbots Ann ParishSt Mary's 1716The virgin crowns
Andover ParishSt Mary 1845Old Hampshire wool town.
Appleshaw ParishSt Peter in the Wood 1831Very pretty village
Ashe ParishHoly Trinity and St Andrew 1877Links with Jane Austen
Ashley ParishSt Mary C12th with Victorian restoration and additions.
Ashmansworth ParishSt James C13th with later additions
Avington ParishSt Mary 1768.Avington Park played host to King George IV and Mrs Fitzherbert. Sir John Shelley, brother of the poet, bought the estate in 1847. Fine wig hooks in the church.
AwbridgeAll Saints 1876A place with a claim that there may have been a battle between the Danes and Saxons fought on Awbridge Common. The father of King Alfred, King Ethelwulf, is reputed to have lived at nearby Stansbridge Manor
Barton Stacey ParishC12th / C13thHot spot for the Swing Riot uprising in the 1830's.
Basing ParishC12th / C16th with later restorationBasing Castle held by Hugh de Port of King William the Conqueror. Basing House home of the supreme politician, Sir William Paulet and besieged in 1645 and destroyed by Cromwell.
Basingstoke ParishSt Michael C14th / C15thNow a modern town, it was always a busy settlement. The ruins of the Guild Chapel, the Holy Ghost, house the tombs of the family of Lord Sandys of The Vyne.
Baughurst ParishSt Stephen C13th with restoration in 1845The village is linked to the early Quaker movement.
Beaulieu ParishThe Abbey was founded in 1204 by King John.The Cistercian Abbey was founded by King John in 1204. Sited on the edge of the moor and heath and served by the Beaulieu River, it is indeed a beautiful spot. The house and gardens make a wonderful trip, full of history.
Beauworth ParishSt James 1838In 1833 a treasure trove of coins was found dating from the reigns of William the Conqueror and William II.
Bedhampton ParishSt Thomas a Becket C12th but heavily restored.A small forgotten oasis amongst the urban sprawl of Portsmouth, with church, mill and some lovely houses.
Bentley ParishSt Mary early C12thBaden Powell founder of the Scout movement lived at Pax Hall. Jenkyn Place was home to Sanderson who owned the White Star Line and it was here he learned of the sinking of 'Titanic'.
Bentworth ParishSt Mary early C13thA gem of a font cover
Bighton ParishAll Saints C12th
Binsted ParishHoly Cross C13th / C14thFinal resting place of Montgomery of Alamein.
Bishops Sutton ParishSt Nicholas C12th / C13thWhere once a palace of the Bishop's of Winchester sat, backing onto a large Norman reservoir. The resting place of William Cowper C17th surgeon.
Bishopstoke ParishSt Mary 1890On the River Itchen and part of Hampshire's early railway era.
Bishops Waltham ParishSt Peter C12th with alterations in C15th / C17thBishops Waltham Palace built in 1135 by Henry de Blois. Blanchards terracotta works and the railway.
BisterneSt Paul 1842Elizabethan house
BlackmoorSt Matthew 1868Unusual War Memorial clooister.
Blendworth ParishHoly Trinity 1851
Boarhunt ParishSt Nicholas C11thStunning Saxon church
Boldre ParishSt John C12thWilliam Gilpin vicar in the early C19th author and artist.
Bossington ParishSt James 1839Troops set for Agincourt camped in the fields in Bossington.
Botley ParishSt Bartholomew C13th All Saints 1836William Cobbett author of Rural Rides lived in Botley.
Bradley ParishAll Saints 1877
BraishfieldAll Saints 1855
Bramdean ParishSt Simon & St Jude C12th heavy Victorian restoration. Church in the Woods C19th.The tin tabernacle on Bramdean Common erected for the use of traveling families.
Bramley ParishSt James C12th / C13th / C16th Wonderful wall paintings including one showing the murder of Beckett painted within 50 yrs of his death.
Bramshaw ParishSt Peter some C13th rebuilt in 1829This western New Forest village used to have one foot in Wiltshire, one in Hampshire.
Bramshott ParishSt Mary C13thCWGC graves where many Canadian troops who were billeted in the area lay at rest.
Bransgore ParishSt Mary 1822
Breamore ParishSt Mary early C11thThe church is one of the most important Saxon churches in the country. Royal estate from where it is thought King Henry II uttered those words that led to the murder of Thomas a Beckett.
Brockenhurst ParishSt Peter C13th with laterCWGC to New Zealanders who were billeted in the area and now lay at rest in the beautiful churchyard.
Broughton ParishSt Mary C13thThe C14th dovecote is an unusual structure in the churchyard.
Brown Candover ParishSt Peter 1845
Bucklers HardSt MaryRiver Beaulieu boat building yard and port with a museum
Bullington ParishSt Michael C12th
Burghclere ParishAll Saints C12th / C13thNearby Sandham Memorial Chapel with the paintings of Stanley Spencer.
Buriton ParishSt Mary's C12th / C13thEdward Gibbon lived in Buriton from where he wrote the 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'.
BurleySt John Baptist 1839
Bursledon ParishSt Leonard C13th with Victorian restorationsImportant boat building area, museum the Bursledon Brickyards and Bursledon Windmill.
Catherington ParishAll Saints C12thOnce a village in the Forest of Bere, it is the final resting place of Sir Charles Napier.
Chalton ParishSt Michael C13thThe pub here, the Red Lion, is a wealden house and one of the finest examples of it's kind in Hampshire.
Chandlers FordSt Boniface 1904
CharltonSt Thomas C19th
Chawton ParishSt Nicholas 1871Chawton where Jane Austen and her family once lived.
Cheriton ParishSt Michael C13thScene of a decisive battle in the English Civil War
Chilbolton ParishSt Mary C13th / C14thHome of the Chilbolton wafer.
Chilcomb ParishSt Andrew C12th
Chilton Candover ParishSt Nicholas the church was demolished in 1878 but the Norman crypt was excavated.
Chilworth ParishSt Denys C12th century rebuilt in 1812
Church CrookhamChrist Church 1841Bizarrely, Church Crookham is the location for the only commercially successful tobacco plantation in Britain which produced among other brands "Blue Prior" cigarettes and pipe tobacco.
Church Oakley ParishSt Leonard'sWilliam Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury 1503 and his family came from Oakley.
Clanfield ParishSt James 1875Wonderful village well
Cliddesden ParishSt Leonard 1889
ColburyChrist Church 1870
Colden CommonHoly Trinity 1844Linked with Maria Fitzherbert, longtime companion of the future King George IV.
Colemore ParishSt Peter ad Vincula C12th with Victorian renovations.Magnificent barn opposite the church
Compton ParishAll SaintsClose to Winchester and north of Southampton, it has long served as a roadway between the two. A memorial cross remembers the troops who passed this way to embark at Southampton during WWI.
CopythorneSt Mary 1834
Corhampton ParishCorhampton Church (no dedication) essentially SaxonIt sits by the River Meon with mills and a wonderful Saxon church.
Crawley ParishSt Mary C12th / C13th but with many alterations.
CroftonHoly Rood mish mash of dates but possibly very early C12th.
CrondallAll Saints C12th with later additions.Giffard and Paulet tombs, a Puritan font and a Saxon font and the rare Imp tablet of 1641.
Crux EastonSt Michael 1775Strangely chosen as the place to detain Sir Oswald Moseley during WW2. Edward Lisle, who made observations on agricultural practices in the C17th bought an estate here.
CurdridgeSt Peter 1887The River Hamble is tidal up to Curdridge. Nearby Fairthorne Farm was bought by William Cobbett in 1806.
DamerhamSt George C12th with later alterations.Ancient demesne of the Saxon kings when it was a wealthy and important area.
DeaneAll Saints 1818A complete Gothic revival church as yet untouched. Jane Austen knew Deane House but the church was built a year after her death.
DenmeadAll Saints
DibdenAll Saints originally C13th but bombed in WW2 and restoredDibden sits on the edge of the New Forest and is close to Hythe on Southampton Water.
DogmersfieldAll Saints 1843King Henry VIII often visited the palace of the Bishops of Bath and Wells here. He met Catherine of Aragon here when visiting with his brother Prince Arthur.
DroxfordSt Mary and All Saints C12th many additionsJutish cemetery revealed just how old this settlement is.
DummerAll Saints C12thIf you like cruck buildings then head to Dummer where some fine examples can be seen in the village.
Durley ParishHoly Cross C14th restored in 1879
East BoldreSt Paul 1839
East DeanSt Winfrith
East Meon ParishAll Saints C12thThe Meon River rises within it's bounds. The wonderful Norman church and it's Tournai font depicting man's creation and fall, and Adam and Eve. A Medieval court house reminds us of the importance of this village in earlier times.
East ParleySt Barnabas 1862
Easton ParishSt Mary C12th
EastropSt Mary's
East Stratton ParishAll Saints 1885Home of Rachel Wriothesley, wife of Lord Russell who was beheaded in 1683 for his part in the Rye House Plot.
East Tisted ParishSt James 1846Here lie the remains of the Norton family of Rothersfield Park.
East Tytherley ParishSt Peter C13th but heavy Victorian restorationHarmony Hall was built close by. This socialist community was an idea conceived by Robert Owen in 1839.
East Wellow ParishSt Margaret C13thFlorence Nightingale's childhood home was at Embley Park and she lies in the church yard of St Mary of Antioch a beautiful church to visit.
East Woodhay ParishSt Martin 1823
East Worldham ParishSt Mary early C13th
Ecchinswell ParishSt Lawrence 1886
Eling ParishSt Mary early but heavy Victorian restorationClose by Eling tidal mill
Ellingham ParishSt Mary 1720Home of Dame Alice Lisle who was tried by Judge Jeffries.
Ellisfield ParishSt Martin 1870
Elvetham ParishSt Mary 1840
Emery DownChrist Church 1864
Empshott ParishHoly Rood C13thRobert Aske lord of the manor here in the Tudor period, led the lost cause of the Pilgrimage of Grace against Henry VIII's policy of suppression in 1537. He was captured suspended in chains and died in York.
Emsworth ParishSt JamesOnce home to merchants and fishermen. It suffered a disaster to it's oyster trade when it sold oysters contaminated with typhoid. It's streets and buildings hark back to more prosperous times.
Enham AlameinSt GeorgeGreat military connection, Enham became Enham Alamein in 1945.
Eversley ParishSt Mary C18thCharles Kingsley novelist was rector here and visited nearby Bramshill House.
Ewhurst Parish1873
EwshotSt Mary 1873A very old settlement, site of a plague pit.
Exbury ParishSt Catherine 1907A smugglers place
Exton ParishSt Peter & St Paul C13th restored.The River Meon runs through this village, nothing better than a drink at the Shoe Inn watching the clear river meander by.
Faccombe ParishSt Barnabas 1866
Fair OakSt Thomas 1863
Fareham ParishSt Peter & St Paul meddieval but heavily rebuilt in C19thTraces of it's past can be seen in the Georgian fascades of this town with it's ties to boat builders and sea trade. It's at the end of a winding creek branching off Portsmouth Harbour.
Farleigh Wallop ParishSt Andrew 1871
Farley Chamberlayne ParishSt John C12th with Victorian restorationSet high view brilliant views over Hampshire this church is bereft of it's village. Interesting monuments inside of the Paulet family.
Farlington ParishSt Andrew's
Farnborough ParishSt Peter C12th with Victorian restorations.
Farringdon ParishAll Saints C13thSite of Massey's Folly and one of the churches associated with the 'White' family.
Fawley ParishAll Saints C12thAn ancient parish on Southampton Water. Calshott Castle is close by.
FleetAll Saints 1861
Fordingbridge ParishSt Mary C13th / C14thA medieval bridge and church with a Templar chapel.
Foxcott ParishAll that remains is a tower attached to a private house. The church of 1830 seems to have been removed to Charlton but there was an earlier church.
Freefolk ParishSt Nicholas date uncertain
Froxfield Parish2 churches in this large parish. St Peter on the Green 1887, replacing a Medieval church and St Peter 1862 but with some of the Medieval church included.
Froyle ParishAssumption C13th
FuntleySt Francis 1836Home of Henry Cort a mighty giant of the industrial revolution, his iron mill on the River Meon supplied essential goods and technology to the Royal Navy.
Fyfield ParishSt Nicholas Victorian
GodsfieldChapel ruin now part of private residence, once belonging to the Knights Hospitallers.
Goodworth Clatford ParishSt Peter C12th / C13th
Gosport ParishHoly Trinity 1696 St Mary 1865 plus others including St Francis garrison church.
Grateley ParishSt Leonard C12th / C13th with Victorian restoration.
GrayshottSt Luke 1901
Greatham ParishSt John the Baptist 1875 with the ruin of the old church across the road.
Greywell ParishSt Mary C13thA field in front of the church is called Kings Yield, purporting to be where King John consented to signing Magna Carta.
Hale ParishSt Mary 1717
Hambledon ParishSt Peter & St Paul C11th foundation and then added to throughout the Medieval period. A Victorian restoration followed a fire.The home of cricket, visit the Bat and Ball pub to soak up the rich history.
Hamble le Rice ParishSt Andrew founded as a priory in 1128.
Hannington ParishAll Saints Saxon remnants in a church added to over the Medieval periodAn ancient settlement whose farms and buildings reflect it's past. One cottage has been dated to 1360 and which is the earliest cruck frame building in Hampshire, sits close to the early church
Harbridge ParishAll Saints 1838A small settlement but take the time to stop on Ibsley Bridge and view the church across the meadows, delightful.
Hartley Mauditt ParishSt Leonards C12thThe church and all it's fascinating history sits alone, the abondoned village marked in bumps and lumps in the surrounding fields.
Hartley Wespall ParishSt Mary C14thIncredible C14th timbers on outer west wall.
Hartley Wintney ParishSt Mary old church separate from town. C13th / C14th.The 'Greens' of Hartley Wintney are an unusual feature.
HatherdenChrist Church 1857
Havant ParishSt Faith Medieval but a medley of architectural periods, it's core contains Roman tile.Famous parchment making town.
Hawkley ParishSt Peter & St Paul
Hayling IslandSt Mary C13th South Hayling. St Peter North Hayling C12th / C13th.Cross the narrow channel of Sweare Deep to reach the island. South Hayling was held by the Manor of the Abbey of Jumieges in Normandy.
Headbourne Worthy ParishSt Swithun Saxon roots C13th additionsThe Saxon rood is immensely important.
Headley ParishAll Saints 1859
Heckfield ParishSt Michael largely C16thBramshill Park lies to the east of Heckfield. The house was built in 1605 and once housed a police college. A nearby oak tree records the spot where Archbishop George Abbot accidentally killed a forester. It also has close associations with Charles Kingsley.
Wootton St LawrenceSt Lawrence
Hinton AdmiralSt Michael C18th
Hinton AmpnerAll Saints. C13th with signs of it's Saxon roots.Close to the site of the English Civil War Battle of Cheriton.
HoldenhurstSt John Evangelist 1834
HolyborneHoly Rood C12th / 13th
HordleAll Saints C12thA strong tide built the spit on which Hurst Castle now sits.
HoughtonAll Saints
HoundOur Lady
HursleyAll Saints C18thBurial place of Richard Cromwell
Hurstbourne PriorsSt Andrew the ApostleFrom Saxon times land here was granted to the monks of Winchester. A refectory was set up here to support a court leet which the prior would attend. Winchester Cathedral roof was repaired in the C17th using oaks from the area.
Hurstbourne TarrantSt Peter's C12thBeloved of William Cobbett and mentioned in his 'Rural Rides'.
IbsleySt Martin's
Itchen AbbasSt John the Baptist
Itchen StokeSt Mary's
KilmestonSt Andrew 1772Home of the Hampshire Hunt and close to the English Civil War site of Cheriton.
KimptonSt Peter and St Paul C13th / 14th
KingsclereSt Mary's C12th with much restorationAssociated over hundreds of years with the Kings of England. King John had a hunting lodge here.
KingsleySt Nicholas
Kings SomborneSt Peter and St Paul C13thThe ruins of John of Gaunts Palace lie to the south of the church. The remains of archery butts can be seen, said to be used by archers on their way to Agincourt.
Kings WorthySt Mary's
Knights EnhamSt Michael and All Angels
LashamSt Mary'sLasham airfield and the gliding museum.
LaverstokeSt Mary the VirginHome of the Hugenot Portal family and the mill that manufactured paper for the bank notes of England.
LeckfordSt Nicholas's C13th
LinkenholtSt Peter's 1871
LissSt Mary's and St Peter'sLyss Place was a religious house for nuns of the Abbess at Winchester.
LitchfieldSt James the Less C12th
Little SomborneAll Saints C11th /C12thUnique church of Saxon origin. In the graveyard is the grave of Sir Tommy Sopwith.
LitttletonSt Catherine's
LockerleySt John the Evangelist 1889
Long ParishSt Nicholas
LongstockSt Mary's
Long SuttonAll Saints
LymingtonSt Thomas the Apostle C13th but largely re-built in C17th / C18th
LyndhurstSt Michael and All Angels 1860'sCapital of the New Forest with an ancient verderers hall where the King's rural court once sat. An ancient royal manor dating back to Saxon times.
MapledurwellSt Mary's
Martyr WorthySt Swithun's C12th
MattingleyNo dedication C14thIncredible timber frame structure
MedsteadSt Andrew's
MeonstokeSt Andrew's. A fantastic example of C13th Early English architecture.One of the prettiest spots in the Meon Valley.
MicheldeverSt Mary the Virgin
MichelmershSt Mary's C12th / C13thIn the fields around about the soldiers prepared for Agincourt.
MilfordAll Saints C12th / C13th
MillbrookHoly Trinity
MiltonSt James 1913
MinsteadAll Saints C13thBurial place of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Monk SherborneAll Saints C12th
MonxtonSt Mary's 1843
MoresteadNo dedication C12th with extensive C19th renovations.
MottisfontSt AndrewThe Mottisfont Estate now owned by the NT.
Nately ScuresSt Swithun. C12th lovely example of a single cell Norman aspidal church.The mermaid legend of Nately Scures
Nether WallopSt Andrew's C12thRemarkable wall paintings some thought to be C11th.
New AlresfordSt John the Baptist 1851The broad streets of this 'new town' a construct of Bishop Lucy C12th.
NewnhamSt Nicholas C12th
Newton ValenceSt Mary the Blessed Virgin
Newton (Meon Valley)Holy Trinity
North BaddesleySt John the Baptist
North HaylingSt Peter's C12thFinal resting place of Princess Yourievsky, daughter of Tsar Alexander II of Russia,
NorthingtonSt John the Evangelist 1887
North StonehamSt Nicholas C16th
North WalthamSt Michael's. C13th
NurslingSt BonifaceOnce Nursling Abbey from where St Boniface set out to convert his Saxon ancestors.
Nutley
OdihamAll Saints C13thMany wonderful artefacts including the Armada bell, dated 1588
Old AlresfordSt Mary the Virgin C18thMemorial to Margaret Sumner founder of the Mother's Union and burial place to Admiral Rodney
OtterbourneSt Matthew's C19thBurial place of the author, Charlotte Yonge
OvertonSt Mary's C12th
Over WallopSt Peter's C12th
OvingtonSt Peter's C19th
OwsleburySt Andrew
PamberSt Luke's 1880 C19th
Penton MewseyHoly Trinity C14th
PetersfieldSt Peter's C12thA market town that grew out of the wool industry.
PophamSt Catherine
PortchesterSt Mary's C12thSet within the bounds of Portchester Castle.
PortseaSee separate Portsmouth table
PortsmouthSee separate Portsmouth table
Preston CandoverSt Mary the Virgin old and new church
PriorsdeanNo dedication
PrivettHoly TrinityPrivett home to the Nicholson family of Nicholson Gin fame.
QuarleySt Michael and All Angels C12th
RingwoodSt Peter and St PaulMonmouth House where the Protestant Duke of Monmouth, claimant to the throne as successor to Charles II was imprisoned after his defeat by the army of James II at the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685.
RockbourneSt Andrew's C12thDescribed as one of the prettiest villages in Hampshire.
RomseySt Mary and St Elfrida C12thThe glorious Abbey church is one of the best Norman churches in Britain. One of the earliest surviving domestic buildings in Wessex is King John's House close to the Abbey.
RopleySt Peter'sAlas suffered a fire and is in the midst of repair. Here in Ropley fine mead was made in the C11th and C12th.
RotherwickNo dedication
RownerSt Mary the Virgin
SelbourneSt Mary's C12thSelborne connected with the Knights Hospitalliers and home of the famous naturalist, Gilbert White.
ShaldenSt Peter and St Paul
Sherborne St JohnSt Andrew's
Sherfield EnglishSt Leonard 1902
Sherfield upon LoddonSt Leonard's
Shipton BellingerSt Peter
SilchesterSt Mary the VirginThe Roman town of Silchester
SobertonSt Peter's
SopleySt Michael and All Angels 12th/13th
SouthamptonSt Michael the ArchangelA small but glorious Medieval part remains, including the Wool House, the Medieval Merchants House and the West Quay Gate.
South HaylingSt Mary's
South StonehamSt Mary's C12thAn ancient place that lays claim that it was here and not in Bosham that King Canute sat by the water to show he could not hold back the waters.
South TidworthSt Mary's 1878
South WarnboroughSt Andrew's
SouthwickSt James Without the Priory GateSouthwick with it's wonderful connections to the D-Day landings.
SparsholtSt Stephen's
SteepAll Saints C13th
SteventonSt NicholasSteventon, the former home of Jane Austen
St Mary BourneSt Peter'sThe church is home to one of the rare Tournai fonts.
StockbridgeSt Peter and Old St PeterOld St Peter has links with the Spanish Armada
Stoke CharitySt Mary and St Michael C12th/13thWonderful tombs and monuments inside the church that stands in a field.
Stratfield MortimerSt Mary the Virgin
Stratfield SayeSt Mary's C18thThe Duke of Wellington and his family memorials
Stratfield TurgisAll Saints (deconsecrated)Another link to Wellington, his groom John Mears lies buried here.
SwarratonSee Northington
SwaySt Luke's 1839The tower known as Petersen's Folly is close to Sway.
SydmontonOld church in the grounds of Sydmonton Estate.Sydmonton Estate, once home to the Kingsmill family.
TadleySt Peter's C12th
TangleySt Thomas of Canterbury
ThruxtonSt Peter & St Paul's C13th with C15th and later renovations.
TichborneSt Andrew's C12thThe story of the Tichborne Dole and the Tichborne claimant hold court in this small village.
TimsburySt Andrew's
TitchfieldSt Peter's C10th/11thAssociated with the Wriothesley family. Church contains a magnificent tomb. Nearby are the remains of Titchfield Abbey.
TuftonSt Mary's C13th with some earlier claims
TunworthAll Saints C12th retored C20th
TwyfordSt Mary the Virgin 1878Benjamin Franklin wrote much of his biography whilst staying at Twyford House and Alexander Pope attended a small school here. The later Twyford School has some noted scholars in it's registers.
UphamThe Blessed Mary c13th
Up NatelySt Stephen's C12th/C13th
Upper ClatfordAll Saints C12th
Upton GreySt Mary's early C12th
Vernham DeanSt Mary the Virgin C12th
WarblingtonThomas a Becket C11th /12thThe tower of Warblington Castle peeps up. All that is left to remind us of a history connected to the royal household and the religious intrigue of C16th England.
WarnfordOur Lady of Warnford C10th/11th/12thVery special church little altered from the C13th. King John's House lies to the rear of the church.
WarsashSt Mary
WeekeSt Matthew's
West MeonSt John the Evangelist 1846Burial place of Thomas Lord, founder of Lord's Cricket Ground.
West TistedSt Mary Magdalene C12th
West TytherleySt Peter's
West WorldhamSt NicholasThis small ancient church sits tightly up against it's manor house. Look for the mermaid inside.
Weston PatrickSt Lawrence
WeyhillSt Michael and All AngelsAn ancient place, situated on the oldest highway in Britain, the Harroway. Also site of the Weyhill Fair.
WherwellSt Peter and Holy Cross
WhitchurchAll HallowsThe River Test has meant that Whitchurch has a history based on it's mills. The Silk Mill is still in operation and can be visited.
WickhamSt Nicholas C12thBishop Willaim of Whykeham came from here. He founded Winchester College and New College Oxford. An ancient market town.
WieldSt JamesWonderful monument to the Wallop family but more wonderful still, search for the little Medieval man scratched on the walls.
WinchesterThe Cathedral, St Cross, St John's St Swithun's, St Bartholemew's Hyde. See separate table.
WinchfieldSt Mary's
Herriard ParishSt Mary C13th
Woolton HillSt Thomas'
WoodcottSee Litchfield
WonstonHoly Trinity C13th
WolvertonSt Catherine's 1717 C18th

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Ship Graffiti on Hayling Island

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St John Baptist Alabaster

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Nelson’s Last Walk

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Whitchurch Silk Mill

Whitchurch Silk Mill

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Shepherd Lawes

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Hampshire Trade Tokens

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East Wellow Church

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Blackmoor Church

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Selborne Area Churches

Blackmoor Church in Hampshire named St Matthew’s, was designed by one of the greatest Victorian architects, Alfred Waterhouse. These images show the beauty of his stained glass.

Michelmersh Font

Michelmersh Font

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Lower Test Valley Fonts

Michelmersh font in the church of St Mary’s in Hampshire, is a wonderfully carved Purbeck stone font but what are the gender of the faces staring down?

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