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Local Studies at Fareham Library

The Fareham Local Studies Collection is housed in Fareham Reference Library on the first floor. Opening hours are as for Fareham Library. It offers a centre for local research covering Fareham Borough area and the immediate surrounding area, plus general information on the County of Hampshire.

You can find out more about your home, your ancestors, your old school or your local community.
Local publications are available for sale.

Newspapers and Periodicals

  • Portsmouth Evening News 1940 to date (incomplete)
  • Fareham Past and Present 1965 to date
  • Fareham Society Newsletter 1976-1996 (incomplete)
  • Hampshire Family Historian 1977-1985 (incomplete) 1985 to date
  • Hampshire Life Oct. 1998 to date
  • Hampshire Magazine 1960 to date
  • 19th Century Newspapers Online – Hampshire/Portsmouth Telegraph 1800-1900
  • Index to Hampshire Telegraph lists of  Prizewinners 1836 - 1855 from South East Hants Association for the Encouragement of Industrious and Meritorious Agricultural Labourers
  • Portsmouth Evening News Oct. 1999 to date (on microfilm)
  • Fareham Library also holds a selection of local and parish magazines and newsletters indexed by place

Directories and Registers

Date Title Format Indexed
1784 The Hampshire Directory fiche no
1792 Hampshire directory fiche no
1823-4 Pigot’s Hampshire fiche no
1828 Hampshire fiche no
1830 Pigot & Co’s National Commercial Directory fiche no
1844 Hampshire fiche no
1847 Post Office Hampshire Trades Directory fiche no
1852-3 Slater’s Directory of Hampshire fiche no
1855 Post Office Directory of Hampshire fiche no
1859 White’s Directory of Hampshire fiche no
1859 Post Office Directory of Hampshire photocopy tradesmen
1867 Kelly’s Post Office Directory of Hampshire fiche no
1867 Smith & Co’s Hampshire Directory photocopy no
1875 Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire fiche no
1878 White’s Hampshire photocopy tradesmen
1878 White’s Hampshire fiche no
1880 Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire fiche no
1885 Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire fiche no
1889 Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire fiche no
1895 Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire photocopy tradesmen
1898 Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire photocopy tradesmen
1899 Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire photocopy tradesmen
1903 Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire photocopy tradesmen
1907 Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire photocopy tradesmen
1911 Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire photocopy no
1915 Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire photocopy tradesmen
1920 Kelly’s Directory of Gosport photocopy no
1923 Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire photocopy tradesmen
1925 Kelly’s Directory of Gosport photocopy no
1934-5 Kelly’s Directory of Gosport photocopy tradesmen
1935 Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire & IOW original no
1940-41 Kelly’s Directory of Gosport photocopy tradesmen
1959 Fareham and Portchester Directory original tradesmen
1964-5 Stubbs Hants and IOW Trade Guide original tradesmen
1966-7 Stubbs Hants and IOW Trade Guide original tradesmen
1970 Stubbs Hants and IOW Trade Guide original tradesmen

Maps and photographs

  • Large-scale Ordnance Survey maps of Fareham Borough and surrounding area, plus various incomplete series of historical Ordnance Survey maps, indexed by date and street
  • Planning maps of Fareham Town Centre and Shopping Precinct
  • Goad maps for the High Street and Shopping Precinct from 1992
  • Plans for the M27/M271 motorway and proposed South Hampshire Rapid Transport System
  • Geological maps of Hampshire.
  • Selection of Admiralty charts for local waters
  • Large collection of photographs concentrating on the Fareham Borough Council area and the immediate environs, e.g. Bishops Waltham, Whiteley and Wickham. The collection is indexed by place/street name.
  • The collection includes a large number of prints showing construction of the M27/M271 motorway in the Fareham and Portsmouth area.

Census and International Genealogical Index

Date Format Notes
1841 No returns held Street index for Fareham Gosport Portsmouth Havant and Hayling Island available on cdrom.  Please ask at the Fareham Ist Floor Enquiry Desk
1851 No returns held Index to Hampshire in booklet form shelved at RH929.3094227; arranged by parish and then by surname, with parish codes listed at end of each section.Surname index to whole of Hampshire on ficheLocal street index, as above
1861 Microfilm
Fareham area
Local street index, as above
1871 Microfilm
Fareham area
Local street index as above
1881 Microfiche
Fareham area + whole of Hampshire
Index to Hampshire on fiche by place, birthplace and surnameLocal street index as above
1891 Microfiche
Fareham area
Surname index compiled by Keith Hayward in printLocal street index as above
1901 Microfiche
Fareham area
Online via ancestry.co.uk
1911 No returns held Online via www.1911census.co.uk: pay site,
vouchers can be bought at the library

General

  • There is a small collection of ephemeral material, leaflets, posters and articles relating to the area.
  • Fareham Borough Council Minutes 1969 – 2002
  • 2003 to date can be found on the Fareham Borough Council website.

Cemetery registers

Fareham Local Studies Collection holds Monumental Inscriptions for graveyards and cemeteries in Fareham and Gosport as well as the surrounding area. Amongst our holding are:

  • Crofton Old Church 1733-1970
  • Holy Rood Church 1885-1982
  • Holy Rood, Crofton 1852-1982
  • St. Peter’s Church, Titchfield c.1300-1986
  • Hook and Warsash Methodist Cemetery 1876-1952
  • St. Mary’s Portchester 1717-1986
  • Priory of St. Mary, Portchester 1697-1978
  • Crofton Cemetery 1956-1982
  • Hampshire Burial Index (on cdrom)

Parish registers (on microfiche)

  • Crofton 1871 – 1940
  • Holy Trinity 1836 – 1964
  • Locks Heath 1893 – 1979
  • Portchester 1684 – 1982
  • St Johns 1955 – 1973
  • St Paul’s (Sarisbury) 1967 – 1978
  • St Peter and St Paul 1558 – 1970
  • St Peter’s (Titchfield) 1590 – 1947
  • Boarhunt 1654 – 1988
  • Wickham 1556 – 1983
  • Southwick 1584 - 1979

(Please note that not all dates or events are included)

School records  

  • Fareham County Primary School archive of selected documents and photographs of school activities. Includes the school’s centenary celebrations in April 1977.

 

Room hire

A large meeting room able to accomodate 20-25 people for a conference type event or 30-40 people for a seminar type event.

There are no IT facilities but power is available in the room. A projector (plus screen if required) is available for use in the room - this will need to be requested in advance when the room is booked

The room is situated on the first floor of the library - a lift is available.

There are no toilets available in the library but facilities are situated just outside the library.

Coffee machine available on the ground floor

Pay and Display car parking situated close to the library

For bookings and enquiries please telephone 01329 284902

Charges

  • Standard: £15 per hour or £110 per day

  • Community: £10 per hour or £70 per day

 

Facilities

  • 26 public computers
  • free internet, free Wi-Fi
  • colour printing (charges apply)
  • scanner
  • self-service technology
  • photocopying - black and white, colour, A4, A3 and double-sided (charges apply)
  • DVDs, CDs, video games, audio books
  • exhibition facilities
  • coffee facilities
 

Access

  • hearing loop

  • tv magnifier

  • parking nearby - 4 designated bays for Blue Badge holders

  • wheelchair access

  • lift

  • accessible toilet and baby changing facilities (from 28 March 2014)

  • toilets and Shopmobility available in Fareham Shopping Centre

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Fareham Library

Fareham Library

A bustling and well stocked library on two floors opposite Fareham Shopping Centre.

Osborn Road
Fareham, PO16 7EN
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Monday 9am-7pm
Tuesday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 9am-7pm
Friday 9am-7pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday closed

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