Old Alresford, (VB100) is located midway between Alton and Winchester just north of New Alresford which is on the A31. Alresford Pond is a large lake created in the 12th Century at the head of the River Arle, a tributary of the River Itchen. Several water mills have existed along the river with the restored Fulling Mill now the only one remaining. The area is famous for water cress which is still grown in the area. Among notable past residents in the village has been Admiral Lord RODNEY, the NORTON family and local benefactors, the ONSLOW sisters. In 1864 the Alresford Industrial School was built which was later taken over by the Primitive Methodists as an orphan’s school and eventually became a National Children’s Home in 1932 before closing in 1995. Among the local family names appearing in the 16/17th centuries is CAGER/CAIGER, with NEWMAN, BULLPIT and MERRITT including many variations in the later centuries.
This twelve page booklet includes a great deal of historical information covering Old Alresford including not only the gentry but also the teachers, publicans and ordinary people. To assist with your research, useful references for Old Alresford documents and records held at the Hampshire Record Office are given throughout, together with other sources and website addresses for more information.
HGS Fair Oak Open Evening
Would you like to trace your family history but don’t know where to start? Have you started your research but hit a brick wall and don’t know where to look next? The HGS Fair Oak Group is holding an Open Evening at the St Thomas’ Church Hall, Fair Oak on Tuesday 8th October from 7:30pm […]
Headley village booklet now available
Headley, (VB104) is a large parish reduced in size by the creation of Grayshott in 1901, the creation of Whitehill civil parish in 1929 and the creation of Bordon ecclesiastical parish in 2002. Headley is 4 miles north of Liphook and 8 miles south of Farnham
Protestant Dissenters Burials Grounds
There is an interesting insight into the use of separate burial grounds for dissenters written onto the first page of the burial register for the Christchurch Independent Church that is in reference RG4/399.
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)