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Freemantle (Milbrook), Hampshire

Historical Description

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.

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.


Online maps of Freemantle (Milbrook) are available from a number of sites:

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.

CountyCity of Southampton