Hambledon, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands 8 miles from Havant station on the L. & S.W.R., and 8 from Cosham, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Portsmouth. It is a considerable place, with many good shops. The parish contains also the tithings of Den-mead, Ervills, Chidden, and Glidden. Acreage, 9447; population of the civil parish, 2026; of the ecclesiastical, 1181. There are numerous mansions and villas. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; commuted value, £675 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is partly Saxon, partly Norman, and the rest Early English, in good condition, with a tower and six bells, and contains several monuments and painted windows; it was well restored in 1876. Four ancient chapels were in the four tithings, and have left some remains. There are some barrows on the neighbouring downs. The parish was divided for ecclesiastical purposes in 1880, and the southern portion made a separate benefice under the name of Denmead. The church is a small Decorated structure, and the incumbent has £300 a year with a good house and grounds.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Hambledon St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Droxford|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Hambledon from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Hambledon (St. Peter))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.
Online maps of Hambledon 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
Villages, Hamlets, &cBarn Green
The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.