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Wickham, Hampshire

Historical Description

Wickham, a parish, with a village, in Hants, on the river Meon or Titchfield, 4 miles N by E of Fareham station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Fareham, an inn, and a fair on 20 May. Acreage, 2449; population of the civil parish, 1161; of the ecclesiastical, 1173. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The manor, with Rookesbury Park, belongs to the Garnier family. There are two malting establishments, a brewery, and a flour mill. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £330 with residence. The church is a cruciform structure of flint and stone in the Gothic style, and contains numerous memorials to the Uvedale and Garnier families. There is a Wesleyan chapel. William of Wykeham, the great Bishop of Winchester, who died in 1404, was a native.

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 parishWickham St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionFareham 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wickham 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 districtPO17
Post TownFareham