Bevois  Hampshire


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

BEVOIS, a village in Hants; on the river Itchin, 2 miles N of Southampton. It stands on the estate of Bevois Mount; and has a post office of the name of Bevois Hill, under Southampton. Bevois Mount contained the castle and the tomb of Sir Bevis of Hampton; was purchased, in the early part of last century, by the great Earl of Peterborough; was, in his time, a resort of Pope and Swift; and became afterwards the residence of the poet Sotheby,-who san it in the sonnet entitled "Farewell to Bevois Mount."

Additional information about this locality is available for Southampton

Bevois through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd June 2024

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