Millbrook  Hampshire


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

MILLBROOK, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in South Stoneham district, Hants. The village stands at the mouth of the river Test or Anton, on the quon dam Andover canal, and on the Andover, Romsey, Red bridge, and Southampton railway, 2 miles WNW of Southampton; was known, at Domesday, as Melebroc; had formerly, by means of the Andover canal, a considerable trade in corn, malt, coal, and timber; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Southampton. ...

The parish contains also the hamlets of Hill and Sidford, and the chapelry of Shirley. Acres, 3,646; of which 630 are water. Real property, £17,319; of which £125 are on railways. Pop. in 1851,6,121; in 1861,10,107. Houses, 2,015. The increase of pop. arose mainly from the purchase of an estate by Building societies. A shipbuilding yard, iron-works, and an edge-tool manufactory are at Shirley: and brass and iron foundries, and works for the manufacture of marine and locomotive engines, are at Mill Place. Traces of an ancient five-archedbridge, and of a causeway, on the river Test, are at Redbridge. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £487. * Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church, with the exception of the tower, was rebuilt in 1827. The churchyard contains a small granite obelisk to the memory of Pollok, author of the "Course of Time, ''who was buried here in 1829. The rectory of Freemantle is a separate benefice. Ruins of a chapel are at Shirley. A national school, a neat building in the Tudor style, stands behind the parish church. Charities, £16.—The sub-district contains also two other parishes. Acres, 10,056. Pop., 11,246. Houses, 2,215.

Millbrook through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd April 2024

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