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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Wickham St. Nicholas|
|Poor Law union||Fareham|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Wickham from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Wickham (St. Nicholas))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.
Online maps of Wickham 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.