Hawkley  Hampshire


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

HAWKLEY, a parish in Petersfield district, Hants; near the boundary with Sussex, 3½ miles N of Petersfield r. station. Post town, Petersfield. Acres, 1, 710. Real property, £1, 923. Pop., 312. Houses, 60. The property is divided among a few. Hawkley-Hanger is a steep hill, clothed with wood; and commands a remarkable view. ...

Cobbett says, on reaching the top of it, "Never in all my life was I so surprised and so delighted. I pulled up my horse, and sat and looked; and it was like looking from the top of a castle down into the sea, except that the valley was land and not water." The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £118.* Patron, J. J. Maberly, Esq. The church is good; and there are an Independent chapel, and a national school.

Hawkley through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th April 2024

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