A wealth of publications have been produced about Ringwood, its people and places over the years and we have compiled a list of some useful reading for those who would like to know more about our town and its history.
Some of these books are available to buy through local booksellers, some are available for inspection at local libraries and archives, and some are out of print and will only be able to be obtained through online auction sites or online secondhand bookseller marketplaces.
This list is not intended to be exhaustive, but if you are aware of any omissions, please contact us.
Allen, Ruth and Dine, Derek (1985). Ringwood Seen and Remembered. Winchester: Hampshire County Library
Bailey, Bruce and Baldwin, Mary (2018). ‘Ringwood’, in O’Brien, Charles, Bailey, Bruce, Pevsner, Nikolaus and Lloyd, David W (eds.) The Buildings of England – Hampshire: South. London: Yale University Press, pp.552-555.
Baker, Ted (1977). Pictorial History of Ringwood from 1850. Ringwood: Silver Jubilee Committee and the Rotary Club of Ringwood
Baker, Ted (1994). Ringwood Papers 1 – Clark’s Almshouses. Ringwood: A E Baker
Baker, Ted (1994). Ringwood Papers 2 – Victorian Market Place. Ringwood: A E Baker
Baker, Ted (2003). Ringwood Papers 7 – Ringwood Church Rebuild. Ringwood: A E Baker
Baldwin, Mary (1990). Brewers of Old Ringwood. Ringwood: Ringwood Brewery Limited
Baldwin, Mary (1998). The History of Greyfriars. Ringwood: Ringwood & District Community Association
Baldwin, Mary (2002). Ringwood: Photographic Memories. Salisbury: Frith Book Company Limited
Cross, Donald (1963). The Story of Ringwood’s Industries. Witney: D A E Cross
Deedman, Sid (1996). Ringwood Papers 4 – R. A. F. Ibsley 1941 – 1947 – Part 1. Ringwood: A E Baker
Deedman, Sid (1997). Ringwood Papers 5 – R. A. F. Ibsley 1941 – 1947 – Part 2. Ringwood: A E Baker
Evans, Don and Evans, Mary (2000). The Manor of Ringwood in the County of Hampshire – A History of the Manorial Estate Manor Houses, Past and Present, the Lords of the Manor. Don and Mary Evans.
Grant, Phil (2004). Memories of Holmsley Station and the Brockenhurst to Ringwood Railway – A Collection of Stories and Anecdotes From This Much Loved New Forest Railway. Hinton Cottage.
Hall, Peter (1869). A Few Topographical Remarks Relative to the Parishes of Ringwood, Ellingham, Ibbesley, Harbridge and Fordingbridge; and to the New Forest. Ringwood: W Wheaton
Homewood, H R (1950). History of the Lodge of Unity No. 132 – Ringwood, Hampshire. Poole: J Looker Limited
Hornsey, Brian (2006). Ninety Years of Cinema in Hampshire. Stamford: Fuchsiaprint.
Keppel, Rupert (1960). The Ringwood Story Part 1 – Ringwood, the Monmouth Rebellion and the Bloody Assize. Ringwood: The Ringwood Community Association
Keppel, Rupert (1960). The Ringwood Story Part 2 – The Manor of Ringwood and its Parish Church from Earliest Times. Ringwood: The Ringwood Community Association
Keppel, Rupert (1967). The Ringwood Story Part 3 – The Elizabethan Free School. Shalfleet: Pinhorns
Kingsbury, A H (1894). The History of Ringwood and Guide to the Neighbourhood. Ringwood: Charles Brown
Jackson, Brian (2007). Castleman’s Corkscrew – Including the Railways of Bounemouth & Associated Lines – Volume 1: The Nineteenth Century. Usk: The Oakwood Press.
Jackson, Brian (2008). Castleman’s Corkscrew – Including the Railways of Bounemouth & Associated Lines – Volume 2: The Twentieth Century and Beyond. Usk: The Oakwood Press.
Little, Reginald H (1955). The Parish Church Of St Peter and St Paul, Ringwood, 1855-1955. Ringwood: Brown & Son
Little, Reginald H (1965). History of the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, Ringwood, Hampshire. Ringwood: Parochial Church Council
Murray, A J H (1981). Trinity Church 1781-1981.
Page, William (ed.) (1911). A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 4. London: Victoria County History
Ringwood, A Short Illustrated History to Commemorate the 750th Anniversary of the Market Charter 1226 (1976). Ringwood: Ringwood and District Round Table
Ringwood Fire Service, 1741-1991 (1991). Forest Studio Publications.
Simcox, Marie (1998). Ringwood Papers 6 – Yesterday’s Children – The Story of Ringwood’s Elementary Schools 1849 – 1959. Ringwood: A E Baker
Tavender, Len (1995). Ringwood Papers 3 – The Dorchester and Southampton Line. Ringwood: A E Baker
The Survey of Ringwood (1969). Ringwood: The Ringwood Society
Timmins, G (2005). Ringwood – A Town History. G Timmins.
Wilde, Jeanne (1985). The Monmouth Rebellion, June-July 1685. Ringwood: Ringwood Town Council.
Young, J A (1988). The Ringwood, Christchurch and Bournemouth Railway. Bournemouth: Bournemouth Local Studies Publications
Baldwin, Mary (2007 to Present). Now and Then Series, Roundabout Ringwood
Nares, Gordon (1955). ‘Bisterne, Near Ringwood, Hampshire, Part I’, Country Life, (4 August), pp.240-243.
Nares, Gordon (1955). ‘Bisterne, Near Ringwood, Hampshire, Part II’, Country Life, (11 August), pp.286-289.
White, Tony. Ringwood Yesteryear Series, Ringwood and Fordingbridge News
Baker, Ted (1986). The Meeting House, Ringwood: A Short History. Ringwood: Ringwood Meeting House Association
Baldwin, Mary (1989). The History of Cox & Hicks of Ringwood. Ringwood: Cox & Hicks
Holman, Mary (1968). Greyfriars – The Story of Ringwood & District Community Association 1958-1968. Ringwood: Ringwood & District Community Association
The Meeting House Ringwood (2022). Ringwood: Ringwood Meeting House Association Limited