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Keyhaven, Hampshire

Historical Description

Keyhaven, a tithing, with a village, in Milford parish, Hants, on the coast opposite Hurst Castle, 4¼ miles SSW of Lymington. Post town, Milford. It forms a ready point of proceeding by boat to Hurst Castle. A hurricane, in Nov. 1839, drove hither such an extraordinary tide as overflowed and damaged the land, and seriously imperilled the village. For parish council purposes the civil parish of Milford is divided into two wards, Pennington and Milford.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyHampshire 
Civil parishMilford 
Poor Law unionLymington 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Keyhaven from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictNew Forest
RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO41
Post TownLymington