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Places in Hampshire

Not just place names in Hampshire but churches, historic houses, street names, old names. Eventually you will be able to search using our new Hampshire Gazetteer but in the meanwhile, enjoy exploring churches and other places using the tables below.

Bentley Castles
Hampshire Field Names

Places in Hampshire (Changes and Updates)

Please note whilst we make these changes the pages will continue to be changing over the next few weeks. Step by step we aim to share more data about the people, places and events that have shaped the history of this ancient county.

Explore the history of Hampshire by searching for a place name such as Winchester or Soberton or journey down the chalk streams such as the Test Valley, maybe you are interested in the little known places such as Knights Enham? You can search for a Hampshire place name to find posts and images that relate to the history of that location. Every post is geolocated, making it easy for you to search. Just type in the place name you want to find out about or use our interactive map

Places in Hampshire, Parishes in Hampshire Gazetteer (Work In Progress)

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. We will add data in as time and dog walks allow. The intention is to link the gazetteer to all our content so please keep returning and if there are mistakes please free free to politely let us know.


Beautiful Hampshire Churches

Hampshire has a wealth of wonderful parish churches to visit. This table will eventually become part of Hampshire Gazetteer.

Hampshire Places Placenames Maps and Historic Origins Gazetteer

Hampshire PlacenameOrigins and Key Data Link on Hampshire PlaceDoomsday LinksRelated Posts about the History of that Place ad connections to the PlaceOld Maps
AlresfordAlresforda 701, Doomsday records origin is Old English alor-fordAlresforde
Butser Hill
Dipnoll and Dippenhall
East Meon
Hayling Island
Old winchester Hill
Hinton Ampner
Beech (place of the Beech Tree)
la Beche 1239 Beyche 1334
Bentley ( woodland Clearing) Neatham Hundredbeonet-leah Beonetleh 965 Benedlei 1086no entry
Bentworth (Binta's enclosure)Binteworda Bintas-worth Binta's enclosureno Domesday entry
Beualieu (beautiful place of the King)1205 latin Bellus Locus Regis 1300 as Beulu
Beckley in Rowditch Hundred
Baughurst (the wooded hill of Beagga's/badgers)old english bagaa-hyrst (badgers Hill) 909 Beaggen hyrste
Basingstoke990 Basingstoc, 1086 Basingstoches
Basing (settlement of the family of Basa') also old Basing871 Basegun, Battle of Basing Alfred against Danes (Danehill) ad Lychpit traditional site of burial ground?
1086 Basinges
Cranbourne (stream of the Cranes)901 Cramburnam merges later with Basingstoke
Eastrop (outlying farmstead) of Basingstokeeast-thorp
Hackwood Park Basingstoke (Hawthorn Forest or Gate Wood)1228 Hagewood 1236 Hacwud park granted 1223
Houdsmill District name from the Mill Basingstoke laterly Houndsmill FAMILY NAME
OAKRIDGE Basigstoke (ridge of trees) developed as late as 1950s
Hampshire History's Gazetteer for Places past and present within the moving historic boundaries of this ancient county.

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