Gazetteer of Places
John Norden provides an index/gazetteer to his map. Places
are in alphabetical order, with some disarrangements; each
is referenced to a square in the index grid on the map by
a letter and number; followed by alternative spellings
and sometimes descriptive text. The entries all [most
all] have a stop before the letter, between letter and
number, and after the number of the index grid reference;
most entries end with a stop; this punctuation has
been standardised in the transcript. the abbreviation for
with is written wt sometimes maybe with and maybe without
a stop, within can appear as wtin, and without as wtout,
they have not been expanded.
John Norden offers variant spellings of placenames. It
would appear he had as much trouble reading old texts as we
AN ALPHABETICAL TABLE OF THE / Citties townes,
parishes, Chappells hamletts &c. within Hamshire:
Abbottes Ann h.18.
Abberston h.32. or Abbottston.
Alton g.38. a market towne. The Lande is auncient Demesne
the custome wherof in that place is, that if a man purchace
of the Lorde anie of the Lande by copie of courte roll
the purchaser may sell the same by deede.
Alresforde i.32. a market towne.
Alresforde i.32. called Olde Alresforde.
Amersham l.48. parcell of Hamshire yet wtin Sussex.
Aldershott d.44. or Aldersholte Alnetum.
Andover g.20. a market towne and plentifull of corne.
St Androwes cast. s.28.
Basingstoke d.34. a plentifull market towne. Nere it is
a chappell called the chappell of the holie ghoste, the
w. parte wherof seemeth to be verie auncient, wherin lyeth
a knighte armed crosse Legged, called as is helde by
tradition Brabi[s]e, the easte parte was erected by Willm
Lo: Sandes Lo: chamberlayne to K.H.8: in ao. 1535
who, together wt his sonne is there interred. The chappell
is beawtefied wt moste curious work of paynting.
Basing d.34. At this place did Sr. Willm Pawlet Knighte.
Lo: Sent-John. E. of Wiltshire, Marq: of Winchester, and
Lo high Treasoro of Englande, erecte a moste statelie howse
of Bricke for beawtye and bignes admirable. Where, after
that honorable man had, in manie high places served 5
kinges and Quenes namelie, H.7. H.8. E.6. Q.Marie, and
yor. scared Maiestie, when he had compleat 97 yeares and
had sene, his olive braunches, his childrens children
growne to the number of 103, he surrended his soule to
his Loving redemer.
The Barnarde k.38. a playne replenished wt infinite
Burialls, wherof it taketh the name Buriyarde corruptlie
Barton Stacie h.22.
Bentley e.40. it is a libertie.
Beriton m.38. or Buryton villa sepulcralis, as appeareth
by manie burialls there.
Bedhampton p.38. of some Bevishampton where that
famous Beauvis of Sowthampton was borne as is helde
Bersldon q.28. or Brestledon.
Beawley s.22. or Beaulieu de bello situ king John
buyldeth here a monastery and caused it to be indowed wt
a sanctuarie, to which Perken Werbeke fled for refuge in
the time of Hen. 7. after he saw his treaterous
Binsted f.40. Ther lie manie of the auncestors of the
Lo: Windsore & in an olde out Isle of the same churche
lye the crosse Legged Sr. Ric of West courte which an
auncient howse wtin the same parishe his armes partie
per fesse Ermyne & gules, 3 cuppes in chiefe covered
Bramshott c.42. or Bramsholte.
Burgh-clere d.24. or Burrow-clere.
Burgh-dean k.36. or Buriedeane vallis sepulcralis, full
of Burialls, verie auncient upon some conflicte where
also appeare trenches confirming the same.
Burrant p.34. called w. Burrant.
Burton u.14. a member of Christ-churche.
Candover g.32. called preston Candover.
Candover g.32. called Brown Candover.
Candover g.30. called Chilton Candover. one Fisher
deceased depopulated this place extirping th
inhabitantes pulling downe the howses onlie remayneth
the churche & a ferme.
in like manner beginneth one Corsham to doe wt Browne
Candover hoc nocumentorum omnium pessimu~.
Calshott cast. s.28.
Chawton g.38. It was somtime the land of Hugo de porte
where he had a very defensible howse. more hereof
Charforde o.12. Cerdici Saxonis vadu~ and of him
called Cerdikes-forde a passage over Avon. nere this place
dyd this Cerdike e~counter an overmatche the
St Crosse l.30. a hospitall, buylded by Henr: Bloyse B.
of Winton, beying before spoyled by the Danes.
Christ-churche w.12. Called Christ-churche Twyneam,
or Twineambourne of the scituation betwene 2 rivers the
Avon and the Stowre. At this place is a moste auncient
castle thowgh now muche defaced, buylded by Edwarde
surnamed the Elder, the sonne of Alphred King of the
Weste Saxons. which cast hath had therunto annexed
manie segnories, and sundrye Lordships hold of it, and
owght to performe therunto great services. There was also
a goodly pryorie graced wt riche revenues therunto
attributed out of sundrie Shires. There is weste of the
Stowre out the mouth of the River fronting the sea a
forte called Hengistburie whether of Hengiste the Saxon,
k. Kent non est disputandum. It belonged somtime Isabell
de Forti[bz] Countesse of Sarum. now to the right honorable
E. of Huntingdon.
Deane m.16. called E. Deane.
St. Dionese o.26.
Dogmans-feylde d.40. or Dockmansfeyld.
Dunburie i.18. a chappell on a hill wheron is also
Earston c.24. or Earlston.
Eenham g.20. called Eeneham Regis.
Eedesworth o.38. or Eaudesworth.
Elverton c.42. or Elvetham.
Elvetham se Elverton.
Fareleigh e.34. or Fayr-leigh.
Fare-ham q.32. a market towne belong to the sea of
Fareleigh l.22. or Fayrleigh.
Fryfalke e.26. or Free-folke.
Grewell e.36. a member of Odyam it hath bene a towne of
greate clothinge now decayde.
Halie b.44. or Hayl-leigh. locus salutaris.
Havant q.38. an auncient market towne wherof some
suppose Hantshire to take name, the u consonant being
drowned in pronuntiation and sounded Hant, for
Havantshire. although some will have it of Hampton, which
they will have pronounced Hanton. but it retayneth the name
of Hampton and not Hanton, of the river Ante.
Haselworth s.34. the ruines of an auntient castle, which was
a defence for porte haven before portesmouth was
Hamble r.28. called Hamble Rice.
Hare-bridge r.12. a chappell of ease to Ring-wood.
Hale o.14. salutem significat.
Hampton q.24. called S. Hampton. of the sowth scituation
from N. Hampton. M. Camden calleth it South-hampton of
the river Ant which com~eth from Andover, but it standeth
not on that river but on the river Arr which cometh
from Arres-forde or Alresforde, and hath the name of
Hampton in the sowth as hath the other Hampton on the
north. At this place Arveragus the youngest sonne
of Cunobeline k. of Brittayne slew Hamon of whome some
affirme it to take name Hamonton Sed unde nomen minime
refert. The mayne towne stoode somtyme where now St
Maries standeth on the verye River Arr which being spoyled
in the Danish furies, and after by the Frenche in the time
of Ed: 3. this newe towne was buylded, stronge and
beawtifull, Ric 2. erected the castle for the
better preservation of the towne agaynst the Frenche
who assayling the same about the yeare of Christe 1378
were valiantlye resisted by John brother to the E.
At this place Henry Scroope Lo: Tr: Richarde E. of
Cambridge the seconde of that name, brother to Edw. D. of
Y. and Sr Tho: Graye Knight, conspiring agaynst k. H. 5
were all executed in the 3. Yeare of his raigne
Some affirme that Canute, had his seat at this place; and
that he, here [co ed] the sea waves to retire which
to com~aunde he was perswaded by his flatters to have, as
also in anie thinge ells, powre to doe. But the senceles
sea had powre to resiste more of it owne nature, then the
k. coulde commande by his greatest aucthoritie. Some
other saye this was at Westm: at his pallace ther called
the olde pallace. But the matter is more to be
considered, then the place where it was done is to
be disputed. for that it wrowght in the king a notable
chaunge of his vayne conceyte of his omnipotencye, wherin
he com~aunded the waters, ne in terram suam ascender~th.
But when he saw his high comaunde not to prevayle he
chaunged his thowght and proclaymed his own weakenes
saynge Sciant omnes habitantes orbem vanam et triccolam
requm esse potentiam, nec regis quempiam, nomine
dignum praeter eum, euius nut in caelum terra, mare
Legibus Obediunt aeternis. the wordes thus recorded by
H. Huntingdon who spaketh not of the place where it
There at wtin Sowthhampton 5 parrish church - wt in
without the walls is St Maries a decayde Churche but a
great parish, the parsonage thowght worth per anu~ 300li
for the buylding of this decayde church has bene manie
and greate Collections yet little or nothinge bestowed, to
the intended use.
Heckfeylde b.36. or Heathfeylde Ericetu~
Hertley c.36. called Hertley Wespell.
Hertley c.40. called Hertley-Row a thorrowfare.
Hertley h.38. called Hertley Mawdyte.
Herteforde bridge c.40. a Thorrowfare.
Hythe r.24. portum significat.
Holyborne f.38. Aqua sacra.
Horsey Insula r.34.
Hooke r.28. called Hooke Mortymer.
Hooke r.28. called Hooke Valens.
Holne-hurste w.10. a chappell of Christchurch.
Hordewell u.18. a chappell to Milforde.
Hursbourne g.24. called Pryors Hursburn.
Hursbourne e.20. called Hursbourne Tarrent.
Hursley m.24. nere Hursley parke hathe bene an auncient
castle dowble ditched the stronge trenches yet appeare &
some part of the walls and was called Sta[n]den castle
now called Merdon ferm because ther is wtin the trench a
ferm howse wtin Merdon tithing.
Hurst castle p.28. buylded by H.8. at the entrye
of Sowth-hamto haven. extended on the poynt of the lande,
a shelfe raysed wt the sea a myle and more into the
Itchine i.30. called Itchin-stoke.
Itchine i.28. called Itchyne Abb:
Iver w.10. or Iforde.
Kings-clere c.28. or Clare Regis a market towne.
Lee r.32. called Lee Markes.
Lee r.32. called Lee Brittayne.
Linchefeylde d.24. or Lichefeylde.
Lisse i.40. called Lisse Turney.
Limington u.20. de ostio sive portu dicta Limen autem
St Maries q.26. the place where Sowth-hampton stoode before
it was defaced by the Danes and Frenche. A decayde churche
yet a greate parish: and notwithstanding great and
manie collections for the reedefiynge therof is
little performed so that the parishioners are forsed
to repayre ells where for there spirituall comforte
the parsonage worth nere 300 li per annu~.
Magdalyne k.28. a decayde place nere Winchester.
Meane l.36. called E. Meane.
Meane l.36. called W. Meane.
Meanestoke n.32. about this meanes dwells the Meanvari
which countrye together wt the Wighte Island Edelwache k.
of the S. Saxons gave to Wilfride R. of Yorke in recompence
of his Christian paynes, taken in converting his people
from paganisme to the fayth of Christe.
Micheldevor h.28. or Micheldover.
Milton u.16. or Middleton.
Mychelmersh m.22. Terra stagnata magna.
Mylbrooke p.24. Torrens mularius.
Moteson m.18. or Mottson or Mottesfont.
Morsted l.26. locus palustris.
Neestworth c.20. or Neest-woode.
Newton h.38. called Newton Valens.
Netley q.26. in some records Letley.
New-foreste k.16. Willm the Norman for the foresting of
this ground now vaste more than 40 miles in circuit
did depopulate 36 parishes as appeareth by an olde Leger
booke of the priorie of Christchurch Twyneam agreing wt
that of Mapaeus, mentioned by Mr Camden. Terram deo
et hominibus abstulis ut eam dicaret feris, et canum
lusibus; a qua triamta sec matrices ecclesias extirpavit,
et populum earum dedit exterminio. But the high kinge
that winketh not at so brewtish an action deferde not longe
to manifest his displeasure agaynst the same. laynge
his revenging hande upon William his sonne slayne by
one Tirrell with an arrow Richarde his Nephew sonne of
Robert D. of Normandye was hanged by the necke betwene
2 bowghs of a tree in the same foreste and a therde wt
a pestilent ayre infected in the same place dyed. This
is lefte unto all postereties to declare the inhumane
action of him that for his pleasure seeketh to depopulate
anie countrye parishe or place as too manie in our
famous Englande may be reproved for laying waste of
howses, yea and parishes also not for forestes but for
profitt pryvate. the mother of manie comon
This foreste has 9 walkes called Baylywikes.
The Sowth Bayliwyke
W. Lin-wood Bay.
Godshill office &
The Inn Bay:
This forest is now a comfortable neighbor to thinhabitants
in and ner it, for as is supposed it releveth at this
daye about 4000 people.
Nursling p.22. or Nutsheling.
Okeley e.30. called churche Okeley.
Okeley e.30. called N. okeley.
Odyam d.38. where Yor Matie hath a proper howse, begun to
be buylded by one Hill Servent of the Seller to K. H. 8.
and finished by the D. of Somerset.
It is a market towne somtime of great clothinge which
every where decayth.
Nere unto this place are the ruyns of an auncient
stronge castle, which Lewes of Fraunce beseged in the time
K. John which was defended agaynst him 15 days by 13
English men, and after yelded unto the french as
witnesseth Ma: par: in the yeare of grace 1126.
Davyd de Bruse King of Scottes was 11 yeares prisoner in
this cast in the time of Edw. 3. whose raunsome was
Olde-stoke h.26. locus antiquus.
Otterbourne m.24. aqua Lutrarum.
Overton e.26. a market towne.
Peters-feylde l.38. an auncient market towne.
Port-chester s.34. buylded, (as sayth Rouse) by Gurgunsius
the sonne of Beline about the yeare befor Christe 360.
It was called of ye Britons Caer-Peris, and the haven, as
it semeth, Port-peris which the Saxons have since
named Portchester, urbs ad ostium. The haven of it selfe
was called of the Britons porth of the Saxons Porte: as
we call all havens, portes, of this place was somtyme
Hugo surnamed de portu, a man of great worth as appeareth
for that he had 2 famous howses, most defensible the one
at Warneforde, thother at Chawton both in this province,
the ruynes of them yet are to be seene wt show of
them fortifications and trenches: as also a hall at
Warneford standinge in a moste stately buylding supported wt
4 mayne pillers of marble, the roofe artificially &
verie geometrically contrived beinge in bredth 56 foote,
which now belongeth unto Neale one of your Maiesties
auditors who hath of the ashes of the olde revived a
stately new buylding wtin the scite of the
Portes-mouth r.34. Portus ostium as is Ostia at the mouth
of the ryver Tiber in Italie. It is a place now become
more famous throwgh it fortifications, then is Portchester
by her antiquitie.
At this place arrived Mawde the Empresse wt her
brother Roberte Earl of Gloucester, wt a great armie
agaynst k. Stephen in ao. 1139.
This towne was burnt in the time of Ric: 2 by the
Frenche under the leading of Jo: Vian knight in ao.
This towne was fortefied by your Maiestie in ao. 1572
Port-sey r.36. Portus insula.
Pollington e.28. or Poole-hampton.
Rednam f.16. or Reden-ham.
Ringwood s.12. a market towne.
Ropley h.34. or Rapley.
Rowlandes castle the ruynes of an olde forte in the
forreste of Beare wherof fly manie fables.
Rumsey n.22. a proper Market towne Saxonice Rumseg.
scituate in a most frutefull place the New
Selbourne h.40. or Shelburne.
Sherborne d.32. called W. Sherburne.
Sherborne d.32. called Sherburn St John Shere-bourne fontem Limpidum de notat.
Sherfeylde c.34. called Sherfeylde upon Loden.
Silchester b.32. of the Britons Caer-Segent or Caer
Segunte after Higden Britenden It hath bene a
Cyttie sufficientlye walled, which walls yet appeare of
great thicknes, and wtout in som places 10 foote in
heigth, the decaye of this place semeth moste
aunciente testefied by the huge okes whiche with their
curving rootes miraculouslye bestryde (as it were) the
ruynous walls whose bodies also et loftie branches argue
them to be of manie hundred yeares standinge. The walls are
in circuit 2 myles layde in the forme of Chychester as it
were in forme of an egge, ther appeare yet the places of
the decayde gates as also the mayne streetes which
extended from gate to gate E. west north et sowth: ther
in also aunsweringe the forme of Chichester within the
walls are about 80 acres of most frutefull land converted
to tillage devided into certayne quarters or closes
which yelde profitable increase to the industrious
fermer. some places excepted, which yeld the blade and
eare litelye to the eye but not the frute accordinglie,
the reoson wherof is supposed to be in the nature of
that parte of the grounde, where lay the streetes of
It is to be noted, how carefull providence, ledd suche
as first founded Cytties and especially this whose
scituation for strength seemed invincible, mounted on a
hill which yelded perspecte in great circuit yet watered
wt springes in it selfe. In a healthye and salutarie ayre
and a frutefull soyle for all necessaries.
Constantius, the sonne of Constantine the greate at this
place surrendred his spirit and yelded his carcas to
a sepulcre, sometime here to be seene.
This Cittie tasted desolation longe before the
Normans arrivall as may be supposed, for that the Land
where the Cittye stoode, and not the Cyttie was given
after the conquest to one Blewett whose name arrived wt
the Norman of whom some at this daye are of Somersetshire
from the Blewetts it came by mariage to one Peter de
Cusance knighte after him to one Baynarde
Ther is nothing standing wtin the walls but a church not
of anie great antiquitie and a ferme howse yet a parish
of manie inhabitantes
muche Romane monie of copper hath bene ther uncovered wt
the plowgh share which my selfe sawe, and took up
sundrie peces great and thicke as a doller, and some small
as a pennye which the countrie call onyons
Sydmonton d.26. or Syde-mountayne mons grandis.
Sowthington f.26. or S. Hampton.
Sowth-Hampton q.24. vide hampton.
Somborne k.22. called up-Somborne.
Somborne l.20. called Gt. Somborne.
Somborne l.20. called Kinges Somborne.
Stretfeylde b.36. called Stratfeyld-say.
St Marie Bourne e.22.
Stoke e.22. locum significat.
Steepe k.38. de acclinitate montis.
Stratton g.28. called W. Stratton.
Stratton h.28. called E. Stratton.
Stoke-bridge k.20. a sillye Market town.
Stoneham o.24. called S. Stoneham.
Stoneham n.24. called N. Stoneham.
Stoke n.26. called B. stoke.
Stoke called Old-stoke h.26.
Stane-chester the ruynes of an auncient decayde place upon
a downe nere Brown Candyver. It appeareth both by the
ruyns and name, to have bene in the time paste a place
of moment thowgh time the mother of oblivion have conceyled
it from posterities.
Sutton k.32. called B. Sutton.
Sutton h.28. called Sutton Cotton.
Swanthorpe e.42. or Swayn-thorpe.
Swan-wike q.28. Idem quod Swaynthorpe dorpe vel thorp
saxonice Idem significat quod vicus Romanice.
Swariton h.32. or Swire-wootton.
Tisted h.38. called E. Tisted.
Tisted i.34. called W. Tisted.
Titche-feylde q.30. an auncient poore towne. In the
churche lye manie of the auncesters of thearle of
Sowthampton. the honorable late E. in a new
Ther lyeth a knighte under a verie auncient monument in
his milletarie attire wherin is inscribed
[ SIRE WILIAM PAREHAM GIST
ICI DEV DESALME EYT MERCI ]
Henrie the .6. was maryed to the Ladie Margaret in the
Abbey of Tytchfeylde now a stately howse of ye E.
Titherley m.16. called E. Titherley.
Titherley m.16. called W. Titherley.
Tidworth g.12. called Sowth Tidworth.
Truxton h.16. or Thruxton.
Tufton f.24. or Tughton.
Ushott d.42. or Eaushott Scaturigo.
Uhurste c.30. or Eauhurste.
Waltham n.30. called B. Waltham or Welde-ham villa
silvestris. it is a market towne belonging to the sea
Waltham f.30. called N. Waltham or Colde-waltham.
Warne-forde m.32. wherof somethinge is sayde
Wallopp k.16. called Up-wallopp.
Wallopp k.16. called Nether Wallopp.
Weston e.36. called Weston Patricke.
Welde g.34. nemus significat.
Weeke k.24. or Wike. vicus.
Wike vide S. Wyke.
Winchester k.26. Antonino vent belgarum. Britannis Caer
Gwent Saxonibus Wintancester. Leland calleth it
Britannice Caer Guin, Whyte Cyttye. Winchester or
Vinchester de [binis] urbibus cur non. It is devided by
the mayne river as if it were 2 townes wherof some have
bene of opinion that it shoulde take name. It was buylded
by Ru[ ]hudibras the sonne of Leile above 2300 yeares
since. Kinge Arthure at this place kept his rounde table
after he had discouraged the Saxons at the seige of
Lincolne about ao Christe .518.
Kennewalch the Sonne of Kennegill kinge of the West
Saxons founded the Cathredall church in this Cyttie making
it a B. Sea about ao. 643.
Adelnulph sonne of Egbrich k. of the W. Saxons & before
B. of this place was buried in the Cathredrall churche ther
about ao. 830. Ther was also buried famous king Alphred
about ao. 873.
In a place nere this Cyttie called Hyde meade Earle Guy of Warwyke slew huge Corbrande the Gyant about ao 930.
When the Conquerour had obteyned peace in this Lande, and
had surveyde the whole realme to be absolutely acquaynted
wt the state therof, and to taxe it accordinglie: he
caused the same to be carefully kept in this Cyttie, being
the head Cyttie somtime of the Weste Saxons and therof
that survey was called the roll of Wintchester. now kepte
wtin yor. Ma[ ] Exchequre &t of the necessetie therof to
be pertetually preserved is called Domesday booke.
This Cyttie wt [ ]y recyeved Mawde the Empresse contending
wt k. Stephen.
Hen. 3. helde a parliament in this Citty wherin he
repealed the statutes made before at a parliament at
Oxforde in the 49. yeare of his raigne.
This Cyttie was brente in the time of H. 1. ao. 1101.
It was burned againe by Henrie B. of the same place brother
to k. Steph: agaynste Mawde thempress ao 1141.
King Jo: set fire on this Cittye where he rested wt his
armye advaunsing his standarde of the dragon when e hearde
of thaproche of Lewes of Fraunce at which newes he cowched
his dragon, and lefte the Cyttie on fire and fledd: but
the Cytizens some quenched the furious flames and went
to meete Lewes, and wt great solempnety receyved him
into their Cyttie.
Worle-ham g.38. called E. Worle-ham
Worle-ham g.38. called W. Worle-ham.
Whorwell h.22. ther was a monastery buylded by AElfrith
Quene. now the seate of the Lo: Delaware.
Worthy k.26. called Kinges Worthye.
Worthye i.28. called Martyn Worthye.
Worthye k.26. called Hedbourn Worthye.
Whytechurche f.24. a poore mayor-towne and somtime,
bothe burrow towne, and market towne standing much