Cliddesden (VB091) is a comprehensive study of the history of this rural Hampshire village and the parish of St Leonard. It is located two miles south of Basingstoke and west of the A339. The original parish had a detached part at Hatch which is now part of Basingstoke and north of the M3. The Basingstoke to Alton railway branch line ran through the parish, it closed in 1936 and was the location for the film “Oh! Mr. Porter” in 1937. A school has existed since 1656 when Ann DODDINGTON had it built, this was replaced by the new school built in 1876 which still exists today. Many surnames of ancient families associated with the parish include BUDD who farmed locally, including at Hatch Warren, with other names including COX, FARMER, HARFIELD, SWITZUR, and SIMONDS of Brewery fame at the start of the 21st Century.
This twelve page booklet includes a great deal of historical information covering Cliddesden including not only the gentry but also the teachers, publicans and ordinary people. To assist with your research, useful references for Cliddesden documents and records held at the Hampshire Record Office are given throughout, together with other sources and website addresses for more information.
Review of HGS Conference Day 2019
Review of HGS Conference Day 2019 Our third conference day was held on 15th June and was attended by 150 delegates. In the luxury of the Fair Oak Suite of the Macdonald Hotel and Spa, Botley, everyone took advantage of the opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.
HGS Conference Day – Rosalind McCutcheon – Fact Sheet
The factsheet from Ros McCutcheon’s excellent talk at our recent Conference Day can be accessed via the following Link: Irish-Poor-Handout-June-2019-Ros-McCutcheon (1)
Wield village booklet now available
Wield, (VB103) is a small parish consisting of two settlements, Upper and Lower Wield, with Upper Wield being the principle one including the parish church. Wield is 6 miles west of Alton and 6 miles north-north-east of Alresford.
New Item in the Members Area
We are delighted to announce that we have a new set of data in our members area. The Muster Roll of the 2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment dated 1889, by kind permission of two of our members, Kay and Dave Lovell,
Wield MI Correction
As with all data that gets indexed or transcribed there is always the possibility that information can be misread due to bad handwriting or general aging. Whilst preparing information for the forthcoming village booklet on Wield I have found a prime example of this.