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Hampshire - Miscellaneous

"HERNE, a hamlet in the hundred of Christchurch, Ringwood division of county Hants, 3 miles from Christchurch. It is a station on the Christchurch branch of the London and South-Western railway."

"ADBURY, near Burghclere, in the hundred and union of Kingsclere in the county of Hants, 4 miles N. W. of Kingsclere, and 5 miles S. from Newbury station, on the Great Western railway, situated on the river Emborne."

"ALTON HUNDRED, in the Alton division of the county of Hants, is bounded on the N. by Crondale hundred, on the E. by the county of Surrey and part of the hundred of Bishop's Sutton on the S. by the county of Sussex and part of Odiham hundred, Selborne and Barton Stacey hundreds, and on the W. by Bishop's Sutton, Fawley, and Odiham hundreds. It contains the parishes of Binstead, Chawton, Dockenfield, Hoadley, Froyle, Hartley-Maudit, Holybourne, Kingsley, Neatham, Shaldham, East Worldham, and West Worldham."

"ALVERSTOKE and GOSPORT LIBERTIES, in the Fareham division of the county of Southampton, comprise the parish of Alverstoke, in which is the town of Gosport."

"ANDOVER HUNDRED, in the Andover division of the county of Southampton, is bounded on the N. by Wiltshire and the hundred of Pastrow, on the E. by the hundred of Evingar, on the S. by the hundreds of Wherwell, King's Sombourn, and Thorngate, and on the W. by the hundred of Thorngate and Wiltshire, and contains in the upper half the parishes of Amport Fyfield, Grately, Kimpton, Quarley, Shipton Bellinger, Thruxton, and South Tidworth; and in the lower half, the parishes of Upper Clatford, Knights-Enham, Foxcott, Monxton, Penton-Mewsey, Weyhill, and part of Abbot's Ann. This hundred comprises an area of 28,500 acres."

"BASINGSTOKE HUNDRED, one of the 48 hundreds or subdivisions of the county of Southampton, situated in the northern division of the county, and bounded on the N. by the hundred of Holdshott, on the E. by those of Holdshott and Odiham, on the S. by the hundred of Bermondspit, and on the W. by the hundreds of Overton and Chuteley. It contains the following parishes:- In the upper part of the hundred, Basing, Cliddesden, Eastrop, Maplederwell, Nately-Scures, Nately Upper, Newnham, Tunworth, and Winslade; and in the lower part, Bramley, Pamber, Sherborne St. John, Sherborne Monk, Sherfield-on-Loddon, Wootton St. Lawrence, and Worting. The hundred extends over an area of 26,330 acres."

"BASINGSTOKE INFRA HUNDRED, one of the 48 hundreds or subdivisions of the county of Southampton, situated in the northern division of the county, and wholly surrounded by the hundred of Basingstoke. It contains the parish of Basingstoke and part of Basing, and has an area of 3,970 acres."

"BEAULIEU LIBERTY, in the Southampton division of the county of Southampton, surrounded by the New Forest and the sea, and containing the parishes of Beaulieu and Exbury. It has an area of about 15,100 acres."

"BERMONDSPIT HUNDRED, one of the 48 hundreds or subdivisions of the county of Southampton, situated in the north parliamentary division, and bounded by the hundred of Stoke on the N.; by the hundreds of Odiham, Crondall, and Alton on the E.; by the hundreds of Alton and Fawley on the S.; and by the hundred of Mainsborough on the W. It is divided into two parts, upper and lower. The upper division contains the parishes of Bentworth, Bradley, Ellisfield, Herriard, Lasham, Upton Gray, Weston Corbet, and Weston Patrick, and has an area of about 16,000 acres. The lower division contains the parishes of Candover, Drummer, Farleigh, Wallop, Nutleigh, and Popham, and has an area of about 10,200 acres."

"BISHOP'S SPARKFORD, a tything in the city of Winchester, Winchester division of the county of Hants."

"BISHOP'S SUTTON HUNDRED, one of the 48 hundreds or subdivisions of the county of Southampton, situated in the northern division of the county, and surrounded by the hundreds of Alton and Fawley (part lies detached in Alton hundred) It is in two divisions, the upper and lower:- the upper containing the parishes of Bighton, Medsted, and Wield; the lower, the parishes of Bishop's Sutton, Ropley, and West Tisted. The area of the entire hundred is about 16,750 acres."

"BISHOP'S WALTHAM HUNDRED, one of the 48 hundreds or subdivisions of the county of Southampton, situated in the southern division of the county, and surrounded by the hundreds of Fawley, Meon-Stoke, Portsdown, Titchfield, and Mainsbridge. The upper division contains the parish of Droxford; the lower, those of Durley and Bishop's Waltham. The hundred contains an area of about 16,690 acres."

"BOSMERE HUNDRED, one of the 4 hundreds in the Fareham division of the county of Southampton, situated in the southern division of the county, and bounded by the hundred of Portsdown, the county of Sussex, and the English Channel. The larger part of this hundred is an island. It comprises the parishes of North Hayling, South Hayling, and Warblington, and extends over an area of about 6,000 acres."

"BOUNTISBOROUGH HUNDRED, one of the 6 hundreds of the Winchester division of the county of Southampton, situated in the north division of the county, and bounded by the hundreds of Mitcheldever, Mainborough, and Fawley. It comprises the parishes of Itchin-Abbas and Itchin-Stoke, and the extra-parochial liberty of Godsfield, and has an area of about 4,990 acres."

"BREAMORE, a liberty in the Ringwood division of the county of Southampton, containing and co-extensive with the parish of Breamore."

"BUDDLESGATE HUNDRED, one of the 5 hundreds of the Winchester division of the county of Southampton, situated partly in the northern and partly in the southern parliamentary divisions of the county, and bounded on the N. by the hundreds of Wherwell and Barton Stacey, on the E. by those of Mitcheldever and Fawley, on the S. by the hundred of Mannsbridge, and on the W. by the hundred of King's Sombourn. It is separated into the upper and lower portions. The upper contains the parishes of Ashley, Crawley, Lainston, Littleton, Little Sombourn, Sparsholt, Stoke-Charity, Weeke, and Wonston, with parts of those of St. Faith, and King's Sombourn. The lower contains the parishes of Compton, Hursley, and Otterbourne. The entire hundred extends over about 35,000 acres."

"CHRISTCHURCH, a hundred in the S.W. portion of the Lymington and Ringwood divisions of the county of Hants, divided into upper and lower. The former contains the parishes of Hordle, Milford, Milton, and part of Boldre; the latter, the parish of Sopley and part of Christchurch, comprising 14,860 acres, exclusive of Christchurch."

"CHUTELEY, a hundred in the Kingsclere division of the N. portion of the county of Hants, containing the parishes of Hannington and Church-Oakley, comprising 2,860 acres."

"CRONDALL, a hundred in the Odiham division of the county of Hants, contains the parishes of Aldershot, Crondall, Farnborough, Long Sutton, and Yateley, comprising 28,220 acres."

"DANEBURY HILL, a circular camp, in the county of Hants, 3 miles N.W. of Stockbridge, said to be, together with the barrows in the neighbourhood, the work of King Cnut. It measures 680 yards in circumference."

"DEAN SAND, on the N.E. aide of Spithead, in the county of Hants. It extends 4 miles from Southsea Castle, and is well buoyed."

"DIBDEN, a liberty in the Southampton division of the county of Hants, contains the parishes of Dibden and Fawley, comprising about 8,590 acres."

"DROXFORD, a division of the county of Southampton; it contains the hundreds of Bishop's Waltham, Hambledon, and Meonstoke, comprising 49,960 acres."

"EAST MEON, a hundred in the Petersfield division of county Hants, contains the parishes of Colemore, East Meon, Froxfield, Prior's Dean, Privett, and Steep, comprising 26,560 acres.

"EVINGAR HUNDRED, one of the 39 hundreds or subdivisions of county Hants, situated in the Kingsclere division, and lying on the N. side of the county. It is divided into Upper and Lower. The former contains the parishes of St. Mary Bourne, Freefolk Manor, Hurstbourne Priors, Tufton, and Whitchurch. The lower division contains the parishes of Ashmansworth, Banghurst, Highclere, Itchingswell, Newtown, East Woodhay, and part of Burghclere, comprising together about 37,460 acres."

"FAREHAM HUNDRED, in the Fareham division of county Hants. It contains the parish of Fareham, comprising about 6,670 acres."

"FAWLEY HUNDRED, in the Winchester division of the county of Hants, is situated in the central part of the county, and is divided into Upper and Lower, the first containing the parishes of Old Alresford, Beauworth, Cheriton, Hinton Ampner, Kilmiston, Titchbourne, and part of Upham; and the latter the pars, of Avington, Chilcombe, Easton, Morestead, Ovington, Owslebury, Bishop Stoke, Twyford, Winnall, Headbourne Worthy, Martyr-Worthy, and part of Kingsworthy; together comprising about 41,000 acres."

"FINCH-DEAN HUNDRED, in the Petersfield division of county Hants, lying in the S.E. part of the county. It is divided into Upper and Lower, the first of which includes the parishes of Blendworth, Catherington, Chalton, and Clanfield, and the latter contains the borough' of Petersfield and the parishes of Bramshott, Buriton, Greatham, and Lyss. The whole area of the hundred is about 35,100 acres."

"FORDINGBRIDGE, a hundred in two divisions, Upper and Lower, situated in the S.W. part of the county of Hants. The Upper division contains the parishes of North and South Charford, Hale, Rockbourne, and part of Fordingbridge. The Lower division contains the parishes of Ellingham, Ibsley, and part of Fordingbridge, comprising together about 15,090 acres."

"HAYLING, a watering-place in the hundred of Bosmere, county Hants, 5 miles S.E. of Portsmouth, and 5 E. of Southsea. It is situated near the South Coast railway. The land is principally a strong rich loam. It lies between the harbours of Chichester and Langstone, and the two parishes of North and South form together Hayling Island, with an area of 10 square miles. The firm sands extend 5 miles along the shore, which is much resorted to by sea-bathers. It formerly belonged to Winchester Priory, and a cell was founded here before the Conquest, which, at the suppression of monasteries, in the reign of Henry VIII., was given to the college of Arundel. There is a small portion of the priory still remaining. The inhabitants of this island are exempt from serving on juries, and are free from all tolls.

The living is a vicarage with the perpetual curacy* of North Hayling annexed, in the diocese of Winchester, value £211. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has a fine pointed window of five arches, and a Norman font. It has recently been restored, and has a tower and spire containing one bell. There is a chapel-of-ease at North Hayling, dedicated to St. Peter. It is an ancient structure with a spire containing three bells. There is a place of worship for Independents, and a National school. A short distance from the church is an old encampment called Turnorbury. There are some salterns here of a very ancient date. William Padwick, Esq., is lord of the manor."

"HENGISTBURY HEAD, on the coast of Hants, 2 miles S.E. of Christ Church."

"HYDE ABBEY, (or New Minster), the famous monastery at Winchester, county Hants. It is here that Godeman the monk, in the 10th century, painted St. Ethelwold's "Benedictional," now in the possession of the Duke of Devonshire.

"KING'S SOMBOURN, a hundred in the Romsey division of county Hants, contains the parishes of North Baddesley, Houghton, Romsey Extra, Timsbury, and part of King's Sombourn.

"KINGSCLERE, a hundred in the Kingsclere division of the county Hants. It contains the parishes of Kingsclere, Ewhurst, Sidmonton, Litchfield, Wolverton, and part of Burghclere, comprising an area of 21,460 acres."

"LANGSTON, a harbour and coastguard station between Portsea and Hayling islands, on the coast of Hants, 4 miles E. of Portsmouth, of which it is a subport. The harbour has five fathoms water, but is obstructed by a bar at the entrance."

"LODDON, a tributary of the Thames, rises near Basingstoke, in county Hants."

"LOWER HOLDSHOT, a hundred in the Basingstoke division of county Hants, containing the parishes of Hartley Westpall, Silchester, Stratfield-Mortimer, Stratfield-Turgis, North Waltham, Stratfield-Saye, and part of Woodmancott, comprising 12,330 acres.

"LOWER PASTROW, a hundred in the Kingsclere division of the county of Hants. It contains the parishes of Coombe, Crux-Easton, Faccombe, and Woodcutt, comprising an area of 7,640 acres.

"LOWER THORNGATE, a hundred, county Hants, contains the parishes of Bossington, Broughton, East. Dean, Lockerley, Mitchelmersh, Mottisfont, Sherfield English, East and West Tytherley, East Wellow, and part of West Dean, comprising an area of 27,000 acres.

"LYMINGTON, a division of county Hants, situated in the south-western part of the county. It contains the hundreds of Upper Christchurch and New Forest, with the borough of Lymington, and has an area of nearly 80,000 acres."

"MAINSBOROUGH, a hundred in the Winchester division of county Hants, contains the parishes of Brown Candover and Chilton Candover, comprising an area of 3,420 acres."

"MAINSBRIDGE, a hundred in the Southampton division of county Hants. The upper division contains the parishes of Botley, Burlesdon, Hamble-le-Rice, Hound, and St. Mary Extra, comprising an area of 9,320 acres; the lower division contains the parishes of Chilworth, Millbrook. North Stoneham, and part of South Stoneham, comprising an area of 10,460 acres."

"MIDDLE and LOWER ODIHAM, hundreds in the Odiham division of county Hants. The former contains the parishes of Dogmersfield, Grewell, South Warnborough, Winchfield, and part of Odiham; while the latter contains the parishes of Elvetham, Hartley-Wintney, Rotherwick, and part of Eversley, comprising together 14,130 acres.

"MOTHER BANK, between Spithead and Cowes, county Hants. It is situated off the coast of the Isle of Wight, and is 2 miles long, with 3½ fathoms water, and has outside an anchorage in 5 fathoms."

"NEW FOREST, a hundred in the county of Hants, contains New Forest, with the parish of Brockenhurst, and part of Boldre, comprising an area of 66,790 acres. The New Forest, from which the hundred takes its name, was in the Saxon times called Itene, and then stretched from Southampton Water to the Avon, and N. to Chardford, which fact entirely belies the monkish tale of William the Conqueror having knocked down churches and levelled villages to plant it. It forms part of the crown demesnes, and is tolerably well wooded, having 6,000 acres planted for navy timber, but a considerable tract is heath and bog. Hitherto this estate has cost the country more than it pays, but the prospect for the future is improved, as it is now intersected by the Southampton and Dorchester line of railway, and new roads are making. The oak timber is in general small, the best being in the S.E. and round Lyndhurst.

It is divided into 19 bailiwicks and 15 walks, under the charge of a lord warden, lieutenant, high steward, and other officers, assisted by 2 rangers, 4 verderers, 12 regarders, and 24 foresters and under foresters. Until the middle of the last century, an old oak, at Canterton, in the parish of Minstead, near Stony Cross, marked the spot where William Rufus was accidentally shot by Tyrrel, whilst hunting in the forest on the 2nd of August, 1100. After the fall of the oak, a stone was set up by Lord de la Warre, but the inscriptions upon it having, in the course of time, become partially erased, it was enclosed in a strong iron frame by Sturges Bourne, Esq., the late ranger."

"OVERTON, a hundred in the county of Hants, contains the parishes of Ashe, Deane, Laverstock, Overton, Steventon, and Sudley, comprising an area of 15,500 acres."

"PETERSFIELD, a division of the county of Hants, contains the hundreds of Upper and Lower East Meon, and Upper and Lower Finch Dean, comprising about 61,690 acres."

"PORTSDOWN, a hill, forming one of the summits of a ridge between Havant and Fareham, county Hants, 4 miles N. of Portsmouth. On its summit is the Nelson column, erected in 1805, shortly after the battle of Trafalgar, and on its sides several holes or pits, some of which have recently been filled up in connection with the extensive fortifications at present being constructed for the defence of Portsmouth harbour. The view from this ridge takes in Porchester Castle, Portsmouth and Langston harbours, part of the Isle of Wight, Chichester Cathedral, and towards the N. the heights of Bern Forest. A fair is held at the Running Walk on the 26th of July and two following days."

"PORTSDOWN, a hundred in the county of Hants, contains the town of Portsmouth, and the parishes of Bedhampton, Boarhunt, Farlington, Porchester, Portsea, Portsmouth, Great Salterns, Southwick, Waterloo, Widley, and Wymering, comprising an area of 16,800 acres, exclusive of Portsmouth and Portsea."

"QUEENWOOD, a hamlet in the hundred of King's-Sombourn, Romsey division of county Hants, 3 miles N.W. of Romsey, and 10 from Southampton. It was here that Robert Owen, in 1842, established Harmony Hall, on the socialistic principle, since converted into a training agricultural school."

"REDBRIDGE, a hundred in the county of Hants, contains the parishes of Lyndhurst, Nursling, and parts of Eling, Bramshaw, and Minstead, comprising an area of 30,830 acres."

"RINGWOOD, a hundred in the county of Hants, contains the parishes of Burley, Foulford, Harbridge, Ringwood, and Shobley; comprising an area of 13,250 acres."

"RINGWOOD, a division of the county of Hants, contains the town of Christchurch, and the hundreds of Lower Christchurch, Upper and Lower Fordingbridge, Ringwood, and the liberties of Breamore and Westover."

"ROYAL-OAK, a hamlet in the New Forest, county Hants, 4 miles E. of Fordingbridge. It is supposed to be the spot where William Rufus was accidentally shot by Tyrell whilst hunting in the New Forest."

"SALISBURY PLAIN, an extensive level tract of unenclosed country running across the county of Wilts, formerly extending into Hampshire on the E., and Dorsetshire on the W., but now much circumscribed, including only the open downs to the S. of Salisbury, and the level plain, or plateau, to the S. of that city, chiefly occupied as sheep walks. In the dreariest part of this plain, about 6 miles N. of Salisbury, stands Stonehenge."

"SELBORNE, a hundred in two divisions, upper and lower, in the Alton division of county Hants, contains the parishes of Farringdon, Newton-Valence, Selborne, Empshott, Hawkley, and East Tisted, comprising an area of 15,970 acres."

"SOUTHAMPTON, a division of county Hants, contains the liberties of Beaulieu and Dibden. It contains the parishes of Upper and Lower Mainsbridge, comprising 4,850 acres."

"SOWLEY, a small lake in the county of Hants, 3 miles E. of Lymington."

"ST. LEONARD, two small places of this name in county Hants, one near the mouth of the river Beaulieu, the other 3 miles S.W. of Ringwood. At the former are the remains of the grange of Beaulieu Abbey, measuring 226 feet in length by 67 wide and 60 high.

"STOKES BAY, a coast-guard station near Anglesea, county Hants, 2 miles S.W. of Gosport. It is a station on the London and South-Western railway. Off the shore is the measured mile marked out by buoys for testing the speed of steam vessels."

"TITCHFIELD, a hundred, county Hants, contains the parishes of Rowner, Titchfield, and Wickham, comprising an area of 4,510 acres."

"UPPER HOLDSHOT, a hundred in the Odiham division of county Hants, containing the parish of Heckfield and part of Eversley, comprising 11,190 acres.

"UPPER MEON-STOKE, (and Lower Meon-Stoke) a hundred in the Droxford division of county Hants, contains the parishes of Brandean, Exton, West Meon, Meon-Stoke, Corhampton, Soberton, Warnford, and part of Upham, comprising an area of 23,640 acres.

"UPPER PASTROW, a hundred in the Andover division of the county of Hants. It contains the parishes of Hurst bourn-Tarrant, Linkenholt, Tangley, and Vernham Green, comprising an area of 11,760 acres.

"UPPER THORNGATE, a hundred in the Andover division of county Hants, contains the parishes of Leckford, Longstock, Stockbridge, and Over and Nether Wallop, comprising an area of 7,200 acres.

"UPPER and LOWER MITCHELDEVER, hundreds in the Winchester and N. divisions of county Hants, containing the parishes of Farley-Chamberlayne, Mitcheldever, Northington, East Stratton, Swarraton, and part of King's-Worthy, comprising an area of 16,750 acres.

"WESTEND, a hamlet in the tything of Chidden, hundred of Finch Dean, county Hants, 5 miles S.W. of Petersfield."

"WESTOVER, a liberty in the Ringwood division of county Hants, contains the parish of Holdenhurst, and parts of Christchurch and Hampreston."

"WEY, a river of counties Hants and Surrey, rises near Alton in Hants, and passing by Godalming, where it becomes navigable, joins the Thames at Weybridge. It gives name to the Wey and Arun canal, which, by joining these two rivers, opens a navigation between the Thames and the English Channel."

"WHERWELL, a hundred in two divisions, Lower and Upper, in the Andover division of county Hants; the Lower comprises the parishes of Chilbolton, Clatferd, Goodworth, Wherwell, and part of Abbot's Arm; and the Upper the parishes of Bullington and Longparish, comprising 17,850 acres."

"WINCHESTER, a division of county Hants, contains the hundreds of Bountisborough, Upper and Lower Buddlesgate, Upper and Lower Fawley, Upper and Lower Mitcheldever, Mainsborough, and East and West Soke liberty; comprising 100,110 acres, exclusive of the city of Winchester. [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]