Hordle  Hampshire


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

HORDLE, or HORDWELL, a village, a tything, and a parish, in Lymington district, Hants. The village stands on an eminence, near the coast, 4 miles S W of Lymington town and r. station; had salt works at Domesday; and commands a fine view of the Needles and the Isle of Wight. The tything includes the village; and its real property is £983. ...

The parish includes also the hamlets of Arnwood, Downton, and Tiptoe, and the fortress of Hurst Castle. Acres, 4, 385; of which 505 are water. Post town, Lymington. Real property, £3, 219. Pop., 921. Houses, 197. The property is much subdivided. Hordle House, Arnwood, and Downton are chief residences. The coast is suffering abrasion by the sea; and a line of cliffs on it is rich in fossils, and possesses much interest for geologists. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £90. * Patron, Queen's College, Oxford. The old church stood near the village, and has been taken down; but the churchyard remains. The new church stands in a more central situation, was built in 1831, and has a tower. There are a Baptist chapel and a national school. See Hurst Castle.

Hordle through time

Hordle 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 Hordle itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 28th May 2024

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