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Baughurst, Hampshire

Historical Description

Baughurst, a village and a parish in Hants. The village, stands near the Roman Port way to Silchester, 5 miles S of Aldermaston station on the G.W.R., and 7 NNW of Basingstoke, under which it has a post and money order office; telegraph office, Kingsclere. The parish includes also the tithings of Ham and Inhurst. Acreage, 1798; population, 602. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £232 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church is an erection of stone, with a lofty spire, and was repaired in 1885. There are two dissenting chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyHampshire 
Poor Law unionKingsclere 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The register, including Inhurst, dates from the year 1678.


Church of England

St. Stephen (parish church)

The old church, an ancient Norman structure, partly fell down in 1845: the present church of St. Stephen is a building of flint and stone, erected on the same site, and in part, of the old materials, in the Early English style: it consists of chancel, nave, south porch and a spire on the south side of the nave, 100 feet high and containing 5 bells, re-hung in 1905: the roof is of oak and finely ribbed: the interior has an oak screen, the gift to the former church of Archbishop Warham: in the church are several stained windows: the church was repaired in 1885. at a cost of about £400: there are 250 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Baughurst from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.


Online maps of Baughurst are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.

DistrictBasingstoke and Deane
RegionSouth East
Postal districtRG26
Post TownTadley