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Bighton, Hampshire

Historical Description

Bighton, a parish in Hants, 2 miles NE of Alresford station on the L. & S.W.R., and 7½ SW of Alton. It has a post office under Alresford, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 2094; population, 195. Remains of a Roman villa have been found at Bighton-Woodshot in the NW. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £324 with residence. The church is Norman, small, and good.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishBighton All Saints 
HundredBishops Sutton 
Poor Law unionAlresford 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1600.


Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints is an ancient structure of flint and brick, in the Norman and Early English styles, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, two chapels, south porch and a low conical-roofed wooden tower containing one bell: the font is of Purbeck marble: there is a brass to Col. B. M. Deane (and son of a former rector), who fell at the battle of Laings Nek, South Africa, January 28th, 1881: the east window is stained.

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 Bighton 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 Bighton 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.

RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO24
Post TownAlresford