"LOCKERLEY, a parish in the division of Romsey, hundred of Thorngate, county Hants, 5 miles N.W. of Romsey, its post town, and 7 S.W. of Stockbridge. The Salisbury and Southampton canal, and the Salisbury branch of the London and South-Western railway pass through the parish. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £370. The living is a curacy annexed to the rectory of Mottiafont, in the diocese of Winchester. The church, dedicated to St. John, is a plain structure, situated close to the railway. The register commences in 1583. The Baptists have a chapel; and there are two schools, partly supported by the incumbent. "
[From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]