Freemantle  Hampshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Freemantle like this:

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.

Freemantle through time

Freemantle is now part of Southampton district. Click here for graphs and data of how Southampton has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Freemantle itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Freemantle, in Southampton and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 15th June 2024

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