"HECKFIELD, a parish in the upper half of the hundred of Holdshott, county Hants, 8 miles from Reading, and 5 N.W. of Winchfield, its post town and railway station. It contains the tythings of Heckfield and Holdshott, and the chapelry of Mattingley. It is situated on the road from Reading to Odiham, and comprises a large tract of common. The soil is a gravelly sand, alternated with clay in the lower grounds. The Whitewater here forms a junction with the river Loddon, and the river Blackwater skirts the north-western boundary. Nearly one-half of Strathfieldsaye Park, the seat of the Duke of Wellington, is within the limits of this parish. "
[From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Heckfield to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Heckfield has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- The entry for Heckfield from British History Online.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SU733603 (Lat/Lon: 51.336878, -0.949245), Heckfield which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)