Dummer, a parish in Hants. The parish lies 5 miles SW of Basingstoke station on the L. & S.W.R., and has a post office under Basingstoke. Acreage, 2774; population of the civil parish, 426; of the ecclesiastical, 352. Dummer House is a chief residence. The land is hilly. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; value, £479 with residence. The church is ancient, contains several brasses, one of them with a rhyming inscription, and is good. A school has £14 from endowment. Whitfield and Hervey were familiar with this parish, and the latter wrote here some of his l< Meditations." In 1888, during some excavations near Dummer Church, an ancient burial urn and some vases and flints were discovered.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Dummer All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Basingstoke|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Dummer from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Dummer (All Saints))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.
Online maps of Dummer are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:
- Portsmouth Evening News
- Hampshire Telegraph
- Hampshire Advertiser
- Hampshire Chronicle
- Aldershot Military Gazette
The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.