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Blendworth, Hampshire

Historical Description

Blendworth, a parish in Hants, on the border of Bere Forest, 3 miles NW of Rowlands Castle railway station on the L. & S.W.R., and 7 SSW of Petersfield. Horndean is the post town. Acreage, 2334; population, 291. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £186 with residence. The church is a handsome edifice, in the Decorated style, with lofty tower and spire.

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 parishBlendworth St. Giles 
Poor Law unionCatherington 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1586, and is currently preserved at the Hampshire Archives.


Church of England

Holy Trinity (parish church)

Trinity church, erected in 1851, at a cost of £2,300, is a building of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, south porch and a western turret with spire containing one bell; there are memorial windows to Dorothea, Lady Seymour, Sir Michael Seymour, Horatio Harbord Morant, and Lieut. Arthur Cole Williams: the finely carved alabaster font was presented in 1893 by Mrs. Long, of Blendworth Lodge, in memory of her husband, Admiral Long: in 1892 new choir stalls of carved oak were provided: in 1902 a carved oak altar table was presented in memory of the Rev. R. W. Margesson B.A. rector, 1881-1902, and in 1904 a choir vestry was added: there are 200 sittings: the old church is now used as a mortuary chapel.

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 Blendworth 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 Blendworth 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.

DistrictEast Hampshire
RegionSouth East
Postal districtPO8
Post TownWaterlooville