Hampshire History Resources Guide and Online Library
In time for Halloween Oct 2019 -November 2019 New and improved Hampshire History Resources Guide, currently circa 500 entries and growing.
We are improving our technology with a view to making available more data and interactive content on Hampshire History. It is all part of a work in progress and here we are looking to reference a wide variety of resources not just on Hampshire overall but as specific as the place names in our Hampshire History Gazetteer, Historic Periods, Family Names, Posts and Data Projects. This is a BETA release so we welcome feedback and additions. We will provide a form so you can make suggestions which we can then curate and add, as appropriate.
Place NameAbbots Worthy
An active local history group covering all the Worthy villages that lie North of Winchester along the River Itchen.
Local History Group
Place NameAdhurst St Mary
Place NameAlice Holt Forest
This is the first overview of the history of Alice Holt in a single volume. Roy Waight has written a comprehensive history of Alice Holt Forest, drawing information from a wide range of sources to outline the events that shaped it and the people who lived in and around it.
Place NameAlresford (Old)
A very active history society with lots of interesting articles and pictures
Local history society
Super local history museum that is supported under the umbrella of the Hampshire Cultural Trust.
Title:Jane Austen Trail
This is an informative and fun way to explore the association of Jane Austen and Alton. The trail maps can be printed off.
Title:The Story of Alton
Written by C.W Hawkins and published in 1973 it tells the history of Alton through its people, their trades and services.
Title:Amport village site
Super village site with a good potted history and map. Some interesting articles as well.
This is an engaging and far reaching site that explores the history of the ancient market town and its surrounding area. A good list of publications. Active and engaging talks.
Local history society
Super local museum to explore the history of this ancient market town and the even older Danebury hillfort.
Written by Ian Anstruther this is a must read book for all those interested in social history.
Title:Appleshaw village site
A village site that gives a brief history of the village
Place NameAppleslade Bottom
Title:Steventon village site
Linked to the Steventon site because of its connections with Jane Austen, this site is an informative and interesting look at Ashe and Deane.
Title:Parish online site
A small piece on the history of Ashmansworth and Crux Easton on the parish site.
Title:Awbridge village site
A small piece on the history of Awbridge
Place NameBarton Stacey
Super local history society looking at all aspects of their history. Includes a timeline and a map.
A great open air museum that tells the history of this Tudor house and reveals the brutality of the English Civil War. The Great Barn is not to be missed.
A superb society with an active and engaging site. They are actively involved in archaeological projects and hold regular meetings and tours.
Title:Beaulieu History Society
Super local history society including a list of publications and talks about the local area.