Fawley  Hampshire


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

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.

Fawley through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st April 2024

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