Hampshire History Resources and IT Tools

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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
Odiham and the Vernacular Magna Carta

Odiham and the Vernacular Magna Carta

The vernacular Magna Carta was produced at Odiham Castle in Hampshire within two weeks of the original document being sealed. A writ was attached and the charter then sent out across England.

King Henry V Bishop’s Waltham and Agincourt

King Henry V Bishop’s Waltham and Agincourt

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Agincourt and Hampshire

Bishop’s Waltham Palace was the setting for King Henry V’s last night in England before setting sail from Southampton to engage the French in battle at Agincourt.

The Hampshire Rose

The Hampshire Rose

The Hampshire Rose is one of the best known of England’s county badges, it’s strong red colour used in many guises in the county but what are it’s origins?

The Story of William Johnson Powder Monkey

The Story of William Johnson Powder Monkey

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Hampshire Navy

The story of William Johnson, a powder monkey who became an able seaman and who served his country. He died in a workhouse but gave his early years to the Royal Navy and was remembered by them.

Nelson’s Monument

Nelson’s Monument

Nelson’s Monument resting on the top of Portsdown Hill in Hampshire, soars away into the sky, with the bust of Nelson casting a keen eye, out across the waters of the Solent.

The Hampshire Chronicle estb 1772

The Hampshire Chronicle estb 1772

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Hampshire Businesses

The Hampshire Chronicle was established in 1772 and is Hampshire’s oldest newspaper, printed and published in Hampshire and still going strong, operating out of it’s Winchester base.

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.

Hampshire Churches Stained Glass

Hampshire Churches Stained Glass

Hampshire Churches Stained Glass Stained and painted glass has filled the the windows of our parish churches and great cathedrals for over a thousand years. There are so many beautiful stained glass windows in Hampshire churches that on our history foraging expeditions we make sure to capture as many images of them as possible. These…

Meonstoke Church

Meonstoke Church

Meonstoke church history with images of this delightful church, it is a rare example of a church built in one period of the 13th century.

Kings Somborne Church Carvings

Kings Somborne Church Carvings

Kings Somborne church carvings, it’s the little things that can sometimes have the greatest impact when searching out Hampshire history, as in the church at Kings Somborne.

Gilbert White Selborne

Gilbert White Selborne

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Hampshire People

Gilbert White of Selborne, the quiet naturalist, whose life was committed to the observance of all the natural history that surrounded his home in Hampshire.