Whitsbury

settlement
parish:
county:
coords:
Whitsbury
Hampshire
SU1220
refce: HANTSLOC.t

old map: 25inch County Series map -- Hants LIV.6

Whitsbury
otherwise: Wiccheberia, 1132-1135; Wicheberia, 1168

refce: Coates 1989
WHITSBURY, formerly in Wiltshire
Ekwall suggests this contains Old English 'wice'='wych elm', presumably yielding a hypothetical place name 'Wice(na)burh'='fort of the wych elm(s)'; but there is no convincing trace of the genitive plural. The 'burh' is obviously the hillfort now called 'Whitsbury Camp' or 'Castle Ditches'.

old map
Whitebury
Shown on an old map by Harrison 1788
- settlement, village - Fordingbridge Hundred - Hampshire
Period - 1780s
refce: Harrison 1788
(HAR1SU11.jpg)

old map
Whitsbury
Shown on an old map by Morden 1695
- settlement, hamlet - Fordingbridg Hundred - Hampshire
Period - 1690s-1720s
refce: Morden 1695
(MRD2SU11.jpg)

old map
Whitsbury
Shown on an old map by Blaeu 1645
- settlement, village - Fording Bridge Hundred - Hantshire
refce: Blaeu 1645
(BLA1SU11.jpg)

old map
Whitsbury
Shown on an old map by Speed 1611
- settlement, village - Fordi~cbridge Hundred - Hantshire
refce: Speed 1611
(SPD1SU11.jpg)

old map
Whitsburie
Shown on an old map by Norden 1607
- settlement, village - Fordingbridg Hundred - Hamshire
Period - 1590s-1600s
refce: Norden 1607
(NRD1SU11.jpg)

old map
Whitesburye
Shown on an old map by Saxton 1575
- settlement, village - Southamtoniae
refce: Saxton 1575
(SAX1SU11.jpg)

Hampshire Gazetteer - JandMN: 2001