Nursling  Hampshire


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

NURSLING, or Nutshalling, a village and a parish in Romsey district, Hants. The village stands on the river Anton, adjacent to the Andover and Southampton railway, 2 miles N by W of Redbridge r. station, and 3 S by E of Romsey; is the Knutscilling of the Life of St. Boniface; and has a post-office, of the name of Nursling, under Southampton. ...

The parish contains also part of Rownham chapelry, and comprises 2, 124 acres. Real property, £5, 424. Pop. in 1851, 1,024; in 1861, 947. Houses, 209. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged before the Norman Conquest to the Bishop of winchester. Grove Place was a hunting-seat of Queen Elizabeth. A small Benedictine monasterywas founded in the parish at the close of the 7th century, disappeared before the Norman conquest, and probably was destroyed by the Northmen. There is an ancient entrenchment. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £550.* Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church is chiefly transition Norman, includes later additions, has a tower with wooden spire, and contains a monument to the Mill family. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.

Nursling through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 16th June 2024

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