Freemantle (Milbrook), Hampshire
Freemantle, a chapelry in Millbrook parish, Hants, on Southampton Water. It is a suburb of Southampton, and has a post and money order office under Southampton; telegraph office, Southampton. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; value, £280 with residence. The church was built in 1865, and is in the Decorated English style, and cruciform. It was enlarged in 1874. There is a Wesleyan chapel. Freemantle House was a retreat of the poet Cowper in his early years. The estate around it has been built over.
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.
Online maps of Freemantle (Milbrook) are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:
- Portsmouth Evening News
- Hampshire Telegraph
- Hampshire Advertiser
- Hampshire Chronicle
- Aldershot Military Gazette
The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.