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Fleetpond, Hampshire

Historical Description

Fleetpond, a locality on the NE border of Hants, near Fleet station on the L. & S.W.R., and 3½ miles WSW of Farnborough. A lake which gives name to it is one of the largest of the lakelets among the heaths of Hants and Surrey, and is traversed by the railway on a high bank of sand. The engineer at the forming of the railway found difficulty in projecting this bank, but he contrived first to face the slopes with sods, then to lay on a thatch of hazel rods, and then to pin down the thatch with willows, which soon took root and-matted the turf on the sand.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.