In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hawkley like this:
HAWKLEY, a parish in Petersfield district, Hants; near the boundary with Sussex, 3½ miles N of Petersfield r. station. Post town, Petersfield. Acres, 1, 710. Real property, £1, 923. Pop., 312. Houses, 60. The property is divided among a few. Hawkley-Hanger is a steep hill, clothed with wood; and commands a remarkable view. Cobbett says, on reaching the top of it, "Never in all my life was I so surprised and so delighted. I pulled up my horse, and sat and looked; and it was like looking from the top of a castle down into the sea, except that the valley was land and not water." The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £118.* Patron, J. J. Maberly, Esq. The church is good; and there are an Independent chapel, and a national school.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Hawkley has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of East Hampshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Hawkley and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hawkley in East Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th May 2013
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