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Northington, Hampshire

Historical Description

Northington, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands 4 miles NW of Alresford, and 6 from Micheldever station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Alresford. Acreage of the civil parish, 2414; population, 276; of the ecclesiastical, 430. The property belongs to Lord Ashburton. Grange Park was the seat of the Earls of Northington, is a mansion built by Inigo Jones, and is now the seat of Lord Ashburton. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Swarraton, in the diocese of Winchester. The present church was erected by the late Lord Ashburton in 1889, and is a building in the Perpendicular style, with western tower. A parish room was erected in 1888 for the joint parishes of Northington and Swarraton.

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 parishNorthington St. John 
Poor Law unionAlresford 

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

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 Northington from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.

RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO24
Post TownAlresford