Wymering, a parish in Hants, on the NE side of Portsmouth harbour, around Cosham station on the L. & S.W.R., and 4 miles N by E of Portsmouth. It contains part of Cosham village, which has a head post office, part of Potwell village, and all Hillsea hamlet, which has a post office under Cosham, and it includes Portcreek, Paulsgrove, Portsdown, and Great Horsea and Little Horsea islets. Acreage, 3031; population of the civil parish, 1123; of the ecclesiastical, 2438. Artillery barracks, built in 1854, are at Hillsea, and strong lines of fortification extend along the N of Portsea Island, and have been greatly strengthened. The living is a vicarage, annexed to Widley; net value, £320 with residence. The church is a handsome building of flint in the Norman style, and has been restored.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Wymering St. Peter and St. Paul|
|Poor Law union||Fareham|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Wymering from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Wymering (St. Peter and St. Paul))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.
Online maps of Wymering 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, &cHillsea
The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.