Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for FAWLEY

FAWLEY, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Hants. The village stands on the W of Southampton Water, 5½ miles SSE of Southampton r. station; commands a charming view of Southampton Water and its shores; and has a post office‡ under Southampton. The parish includes the hamlets of Badminstone, Butsash, Cadlands, Hardley, Holbury, Langley, Stanswood, and Stone, the chapelry of Hythe-St. John, and a tract of 2, 670 acres in the Denny-Lodge walk of the New Forest. Acres, 9, 722; of which 3, 360 are water. Real property, £9, 451. Pop., 1,849. Houses, 378. The property is not much divided. Eaglehurst and Cadlands are fine seats. A tract of upwards of an acre, at Stanswood, used often to shift its position. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £879.* Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church is ancient; has a fine Norman western door; consists of nave, chancel, and three aisles, with a Norman tower; dates, as to most of its portions, about 1260; and was restored in 1844. The vicarages of Exbury and Hythe are separate benefices. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans.—The sub-district includes three other parishes, three extra-parochial tracts, and a farther tract of 4, 765 acres in the New Forest; and is in the New Forest district. Acres, 33, 430. Pop., 4, 202. Houses, 853.

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

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Feature Description: "a village, a parish, and a sub-district"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Fawley CP/AP       Fawley SubD       Hampshire AncC
Place: Fawley

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