Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for FREEMANTLE

FREEMANTLE, a chapelry in Millbrook parish, Hants; on Southampton water, and on the Southampton and Dorchester railway, 2 miles WNW of Southampton. It has a post office under Southampton. Pop., about 4, 000. The living is a rectory in the dio. of Winchester. Value, £410. The church was built in 1865; and is in the decorated English style, and cruciform. Free-mantle House here was a retreat of the poet Cowper, in his early years; and was the residence of Gen. Sir. G. H. Hewitt, Bart. The estate around it has been laid out for building purposes.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a chapelry"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Millbrook CP/AP       Hampshire AncC
Place: Freemantle

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