Hampshire History Resources and IT Tools

Hampshire History Resources

Hampshire History resources, tools, data and sources to help you search, research, share and progress your local, social or family history projects. New Resources added frequently, so it will grow and grow, linked to articles and pages, Subscribe to Monthly updates and never miss an opportunity to extend your research again. If you have a project or resource you would like us to include then just Contact Us

You can also view a series of related articles by simply pointing and clicking on the images or titles displayed on his page.  Please note this page will be changing frequently during March 2015 and will then continue to be expanded and updated using the resources index. You can get a feel for how this will work on our sister project, Intriguing History Resources. The index will include Maps, Ebooks, Data and Document sources, tools you can use, videos and audio and other software services and apps we use in our own projects. We also hope you will find time to share with us your own ideas and favourite resources.

 

 

 

 

DateResourceCategories Period SourcesNames/Places 
Hampshire History interactive Map linked to articles and posts on Hampshire History.
Link here MapYou can pan around the map and zoom in and out and switch between road map and satellite views using easy standard Google Maps capabilities.
Places Place Names Locations Hampshire Historyspecific to each article linked to map.
1500-1599 16th Century16th Century Old Hampshire Names Wills Index
Click here to use this online index, Project 16th Century Hampshirethe original records are with the National Archives.
Old Names of Hampshire Data Index OnlineMany names in online index
1087- currentOld Names of Hampshire Surnames Last names and Family Names indexed (under development, launch planned end March 2015)
The start of an index for the old names as surnames last names and family names that we discover as we research hampshire's History. If you find a name on the index you can then click and find the detailed index for articles and information available about people and families of Hampshire that have born that particular name. Multiple spellings and version of a given name will be included in the index including known or frequent misspellings.
Alphabetic Index Old Names HampshireVarious as indexed
Ship Graffiti on Hayling Island

Ship Graffiti on Hayling Island

The chance find of two lovely examples of ship graffiti in St Mary’s church Hayling Island raises the question of why they were created and by whom. There is much interest at the present time in Medieval graffiti and this example on Hayling Island is one for the enthusiast.

St John Baptist Alabaster

St John Baptist Alabaster

The St John the Baptist alabaster altar piece in St Mary’s church Amport is a rare and beautiful Medieval object.

Whitchurch Silk Mill

Whitchurch Silk Mill

Whitchurch Silk Mill in Hampshire is a wonderful reminder of a lost industrial past rooted deep in the Hampshire countryside. Its connections with the silk weavers of London reveal the extent and demand for fine silks.

Shepherd Lawes

Shepherd Lawes

Shepherd Lawes, buried in Martin Hampshire was the inspiration for the shepherd in W.H Hudson’s book, ‘A Shepherd’s Life’. Wriiten just before WWI it remembers the life and observations of a shepherd in the Wiltshire Hampshire Downs.

St Mary’s Church Tufton Hampshire

St Mary’s Church Tufton Hampshire

St Mary’s Church Tufton is a 12th century gem with just the hint that there might be earlier origins to some of the architecture. It has a large wall painting of St Christopher.

Hampshire Trade Tokens

Hampshire Trade Tokens

Hampshire trade tokens were issued in the C17th and C18th when there was little small coinage to be had in Britain. Which places in Hampshire issued them and what did they look like?

East Wellow Church

East Wellow Church

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Hampshire church wall paintings

The 13th century, East Wellow church, St Margaret’s of Antioch, is the final resting place of the great lady Florence Nightingale. Not only that it also is home to some wonderful 13th century wall paintings.

Medieval Shoes in Selborne

Medieval Shoes in Selborne

Medieval shoes never look very comfortable but they are brilliantly evocative of a time long past The Medieval shoe in discussion is the one with excessively long pointed toes. They are called ‘Poulaines’ meaning ‘shoes in the Polish fashion’ since they were thought to have been fashionable in Krakow in the 15th century. The Poulaine…

An Alresford Toilet and the Cold War

An Alresford Toilet and the Cold War

What is the connection between New Alresford in Hampshire and the Cold War? Well it might surprise you to know that one of the most unremarkable buildings in Hampshire a toilet block in New Alresford has a vital connection to the Cold War.

St Michael and All Angels Knights Enham

St Michael and All Angels Knights Enham

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

The church of St Michael and All Angels Knights Enham, is a 12th century gem in Hampshire, 800 years worth of history to mull over. Situated in a lane alongside a farm, it’s easy to imagine souls of hundreds of years entering it’s doors.

Medieval Graffiti at Wield

Medieval Graffiti at Wield

Searching for Medieval graffiti in the church of St James in Wield Hampshire, a lovely little fellow emerged from the soft chalk stone of the chancel arch. Could this inscription have been done over 600 years ago?

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