Timsbury, Hampshire

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Grid reference: SU348245
Location: 51°1’12"N, 1°30’20"W
Post town: Romsey
Postcode: SO51
Dialling code: 01264
Local Government
Council: Test Valley
North West Hampshire

Timsbury is a village and ancient parish in Hampshire, near the town of Romsey. It lies mainly along the A3057 road running north from Romsey towards Stockbridge, and shares civil parish with the village of Michelmersh.


The name "Timsbury" is derived from the Old English timber + byrig (dative of burh), meaning 'timber fort or manor'.[1]

Timsbury has grown from a traditional village centred on the Manor House (now split into many dwellings) and the Church of St Andrew. Although there may have been a Saxon church, the current Grade II listed[2] building dates from around the early 15th century and was badly damaged by fire on 9 March 2014.[3]


Local amenities include a garden centre with cafe, a pub called "The Malthouse", a car sales garage, a fishery, St Andrew's Church of England church, a Jehovah Witness's Kingdom Hall, the Hunts Farm Sports Ground, and a pre-school. The ladies of Timsbury were bequeathed a hall which was used by the Women's Institute, however the hall was subsequently sold to the village band.

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  1. Mills, A.D: A Dictionary of English Place-Names, page 330. Oxford University Press, 1991.
  2. "Church of St Andrew - Michelmersh and Timsbury - Hampshire - England | British Listed Buildings". http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-140950-church-of-st-andrew-michelmersh-and-tims. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  3. "Fire rips through historic Hampshire church". http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/story/2014-03-09/fire-rips-through-historic-hampshire-church/. Retrieved 2015-12-04.