Dummer Hampshire Family History Guide

Dummer is an Ancient Parish in the county of Hampshire.

Alternative names: Dummer with Kempshott

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1541
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1780

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Farleigh Wallop
  • North Waltham
  • Wootton St Lawrence
  • Preston Candover with Nutley
  • Deane
  • Woodmancote and Popham
  • Cliddesden
  • Brown Candover with Chilton Candover
  • Worting
  • Basingstoke

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DUMMER, a parish and a sub-district in Basingstoke district, Hants. The parish lies 2¼ miles from the Southwestern railway, 5 miles SW of Basingstoke; and has a post-office under Basingstoke. Acres, 2,180. Real property, £2,540. Pop., 400. Houses, 84. The property is divided among a few. Dummer House is a chief residence. The land is hilly. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £415. Patron, the Rev. W. Adams. The church is ancient; contains several brasses, one of them with a rhyming inscription; and is good. A school has £4 from endowment; and other charities £14. Whitfield and Hervey were familiar with this parish; and the latter wrote here some of his "Meditations." The sub-district contains sixteen parishes. Acres, 32,377. Pop., 4,639. Houses, 948.

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: Basingstoke
Probate Court: Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and Archdeaconry of Winchester
Diocese: Winchester
Rural Deanery: Basingstoke
Poor Law Union: Basingstoke
Hundred: Bermondspit
Province: Canterbury