Dibden Hampshire Family History Guide

Dibden is an Ancient Parish in the county of Hampshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1673
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1701; 1780

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Southampton St Michael
  • Fawley
  • Southampton All Saints
  • Southampton St Laurence with St John
  • St Mary Extra
  • New Forest
  • Marchwood
  • Southampton Holy Rood
  • Hythe
  • Southampton St Mary

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DIBDEN, a parish and a liberty in New Forest district, Hants. The parish lies on Southampton water, 2½ miles SW of Southampton. Post town, Southampton. Acres, 3,837; of which 985 are water. Real property, £3,892. Pop., 513. Houses, 99. The manor is mentioned in Domesday book as Depedene; and had then a saltern and a fishery. Dibden House is the seat of the Willes family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £400. Patron, Lord Ashburton. The church is very ancient. The liberty includes Fawley parish, and three extra-par. tracts. Pop., 2,583.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Hampshire
Civil Registration District: New Forest
Probate Court: Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Winchester
Diocese: Winchester
Rural Deanery: Southampton
Poor Law Union: New Forest
Hundred: Dibden Liberty
Province: Canterbury