Holybourne, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands on the river Wey, 1 mile NE of Alton station on the L. & S.W.R., and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Alton. The parish includes also the tithing of Neatham. Acreage, 1405; population of the civil parish, 587; of the ecclesiastical, 689. Holybourne Lodge is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; value, £300. Patrons, the Dean and chapter of Winchester. The church is old but good, and was thoroughly restored in 1879. An endowed school has about £230 a year, and serves, in certain proportions, for the parishes of Holybourne, Alton, Binstead, and Froyle. There are Wesleyan and Presbyterian chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Holybourne Holy Rood|
|Poor Law union||Alton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Holybourne from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Holybourne (Holy Rood))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.
Online maps of Holybourne 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.