"a fluttered, anxious girl out of a Hampshire vicarage"
A former vicarage in Romsey, Hampshire
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeA former vicarage in Romsey, Hampshire - Credit: Basher Eyre
Location of Hampshire
GNU Free Documentation LicenseLocation of Hampshire - Credit: Airunp

Hampshire is a county on the southern coast of England. It takes its name from the great port of Southampton.

A predominantly agricultural region, Hampshire was, in contrast to London, barely touched by the Industrial Revolution and is hence associated with a simpler, less sophisticated way of life.