Purbrook, a village and a chapelry in Farlington parish, Hants. The village stands near Portsdown Hill, 2 miles from Cosham station on the L. & S.W.R., and 6½ miles NNE of Portsmouth. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Cosham. The chapelry was constituted in 1858. Population, 259. Pnrbrook Park is the seat of the Deverell family. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £50. Patron, the Rector of Farlington. The church was built in 1858. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.
Online maps of Purbrook 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.