Milford on Sea  Hampshire


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

MILFORD, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Lymington district, Hants. The village stands on the coast, opposite the Needles. 3½ miles SW by S of Lymington r. station; and has a post office under Lymington, and a coast-guard station. The parish comprises the tythings of Milford, Lyford, Efford, and Keyhaven. ...

Acres, 5,286; of which 750 are water. Real property, £7,168. Pop., 1,784. Houses, 380. Milford-Lodge is the seat of W. Broadwood, Esq. Efford House, Newlands, Kivernells, and Rook Cliff also are chief residences. A rivulet from the New Forest traverses the parish, and is well stocked with fish. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £279.* Patron, Queen's College, Oxford. The church has Norman portions; is chiefly early English and early decorated; recently underwent thorough restoration; has a tower with grotesque heads in the string course, and with long double lancets above, surmounted by a spire; and contains a monument by Macdowel to Sir James Carnac, and one by Foley to Admiral Sir William Cornwallis. The p. curacy of Pennington is a separate benefice. There are a national school, and charities £62.—The sub-district contains also two other parishes and part of Wilverley-Walk. Acres, 17,902. Pop., 4,024. Houses, 857.

Milford on Sea through time

Milford on Sea 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 Milford on Sea itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th April 2024

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