DROXFORD, a village, a parish, a district, and a division, in Hants. The village stands 3½ miles ENE of Bishops-Waltham r. station; and has a post office‡ under Southampton, and a weekly market. The parish comprises the tythings of Droxford-Street, Hill, Shidfield, Swanmore, and Steeple-Court. Acres, 6, 986. Rated property, £7, 837. Pop., 2, 194. Houses, 420. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £744.* Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church is partly early Norman. The vicarages of Shidfield and Swanmore are separate benefices. Charities, £11. The district comprehends the sub-district of Hambledon, containing the parishes of Hambledon, Droxford, and Soberton; the sub-district of Bishops-Waltham, containing the parishes of Bishops-Waltham, Durley, and Upham; and the sub-district of West Meon, containing the parishes of West Meon, Warnford, Exton, Corhampton, and Meon-Stoke. Acres, 48, 263. Poor-rates in 1862, £6, 481. Pop. in 1841, 10, 281; in 1861, 10, 665. Houses, 2, 213. Marriages in 1860, 48; births, 296, -of which 24 were illegitimate; deaths, 187, -of which 42 were at ages under 5 years, and 6 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 185160, 585; births, 3, 247; deaths, 1,892. The places . of worship in 1851 were 18 of the Church of England, with 5, 840 sittings; 2 of Independents, with 140 s.; 2 of Primitive Methodists, with 150 s.; and 1 of Roman Catholics, with 50 s. The schools were 16 public day schools, with 1, 089 scholars; 17 private day schools, with 272 s.; 16 Sunday schools, with 1, 053 s.; and 3 evening schools for adults, with 34 s. The workhouse is in Droxford. -The division contains the hundreds of Bishops-Waltham, Hambledon, and Meon-Stoke; and is conterminate with the district.
(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))
|Feature Description:||"a parish, a district, and a division" (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 3rd order divisions")|
|Administrative units:||Droxford AP/CP Droxford RegD/PLU Hampshire AncC|
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