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.
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.
In the churchyard of St Mary’s Bentworth, stands the scrubby tree known as the Bentworth thorn. This small thorn tree standing opposite the war memorial in the churchyard at Bentworth may look insignificant but it is a rare thing indeed. The Bentworth thorn is one of the offspring of the Holy Thorn of Glastonbury. The…
Winchester Cathedral is full of odd little carvings and riddles, look out for Bishop Curle’s Latin inscription on the West Front
Hampshire Places Placenames Maps and Historic Origins Gazetteer
|Hampshire Placename||Origins and Key Data Link on Hampshire Place||Doomsday Links||Related Posts about the History of that Place ad connections to the Place||Old Maps|
|Alresford||Alresforda 701, Doomsday records origin is Old English alor-ford||Alresforde|
|Dipnoll and Dippenhall|
|Old winchester Hill|
|Beech (place of the Beech Tree)||la Beche 1239 Beyche 1334|
|Bentley ( woodland Clearing) Neatham Hundred||beonet-leah Beonetleh 965 Benedlei 1086||no entry|
|Bentworth (Binta's enclosure)||Binteworda Bintas-worth Binta's enclosure||no Domesday entry|
|Beualieu (beautiful place of the King)||1205 latin Bellus Locus Regis 1300 as Beulu|
|Beckley in Rowditch Hundred||http://domesdaymap.co.uk/place/SZ2296/beckley/|
|Baughurst (the wooded hill of Beagga's/badgers)||old english bagaa-hyrst (badgers Hill) 909 Beaggen hyrste|
|Basingstoke||990 Basingstoc, 1086 Basingstoches||http://domesdaymap.co.uk/search/?geo=basing+hampshire|
|Basing (settlement of the family of Basa') also old Basing||871 Basegun, Battle of Basing Alfred against Danes (Danehill) ad Lychpit traditional site of burial ground? |
|Cranbourne (stream of the Cranes)||901 Cramburnam merges later with Basingstoke|
|Eastrop (outlying farmstead) of Basingstoke||east-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|