Brockenhurst  Hampshire


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

BROCKENHURST, a village and a parish in Lymington district, Hants. The village stands, enshrouded in wood, in the New Forest, on the river Boldre, adjacent to the Southwestern railway, 4½ miles N by W of Lymington; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Lymington. The parish lies wholly in the New Forest, and comprises 2,980 acres. ...

Real property, £4,178. Pop., 1,083. Houses, 206. The property is divided among a few. Brockenhurst Park, J. Morant, Esq., has charming forest scenery, and some very fine old oaks; and is a meet for the New Forest harriers. Brockenhurst Lodge, or Watcombe House, was for three years the residence of Howard the philanthropist. Sway common, in the vicinity, has several tumuli. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £100.* Patron, J. Morant, Esq. The church crowns a knoll about ½ a mile S of the village; is variously Saxon, very early Norman, late Norman, and early English, but has been much remodelled; and contains an ancient square Norman font of Purbeck marble. An enormous yew tree, and a grand ivy-clad oak are in the churchyard. Charities £24

Brockenhurst through time

Brockenhurst 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 Brockenhurst itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th April 2024

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