Woolmer Forest Heritage Society

The Bordon and Whitehill historical timeline from stone age to today


Choose a time period that Interests you.

Select from one of the options below to view the details of that era.

Palaeolithic

The Palaeolithic
(700,000 - 8000BC)

Also known as the Old Stoneage, Bordon has some exciting finds from this immense span of time that covers at least two ice ages...

The Palaeolithic
Mesolithic

The Mesolithic
(8000 - 4000BC)

Also known as the Middle Stone Age, this is when the glaciers melted, the climate warmed rapidly and the vegetation changed from...

The Mesolithic
Neoolithic

The Neolithic
(4000 - 2300BC)

Also known as the New Stone Age, this is the period of the first farmers who cut down the wild forest that had developed since the melting...

The Neolithic
Bronze Age

The Bronze Age
(2300 - 700BC)

The Bronze Age is when metal first began to be widely used in Britain, possibly as a result of the increase in contact with Europe. This is also...

The Bronze Age
Iron Age

The Iron Age
(700BC - 43AD)

This period sees the expansion of farming and the use of iron for tools. By the end of the Iron Age most of the original natural forest has...

The Iron Age
Roman

The Romans
(43 - 409AD)

Shortly after the Roman invasion of AD43 a major road was constructed which ran from Chichester to Silchester passing through...

The Romans
Saxon

The Saxons
(410 - 1066AD)

When the Saxon invaders took control of the country these people settled the land and established a number of Kingdoms such as...

The Saxons
Norman

The Normans
(1066 - 1483AD)

The Norman invasion in 1066 changed the English way of life for ever. The country was quickly suppressed through the strategic...

The Normans
Tudor

The Tudors
(1483 - 1603AD)

The medieval period came to an end with the death of Richard III at Bosworth in 1485 and Henry VII soon laid the grounds of the...

The Tudors
Stuarts

The Stuarts
(1603 - 1741AD)

Religious feuding was to divide the nation and ended with the Whig Supremacy and the importation of a protestant monarchy at the...

The Stuarts
Georgian

The Georgians
(1714 - 1837AD)

Woolmer and Walldown are both mentioned in detail by Gilbert White as they were then part of Selborne Parish. White refers to a bower...

The Georgians
Victorian

The Victorians
(From 1837)

The War Office purchased 1602 acres of land in 1863. Two camps were created, one at Longmoor in 1900 and at Bordon in I903...

The Victorians