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Sholing, Hampshire

Historical Description

Sholing, a tithing and a chapelry in Hound parish, Hants, with a station on the L. & S.W.R., 80 miles from London, and 3½ ESE of Southampton. There is a post and money order office under Southampton; telegraph office, Woolston. The chapelry was constituted in 1866. Population, 2846. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £200 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church was built in 1866, and is a stone edifice in the Early English style There are Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels, and one for the Plymouth Brethren.

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 parishHound 
Poor Law unionSouth Stoneham 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1561.


Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, south aisle, south porch and a western tower containing 6 bells: there is a stained window, presented by the late John Aston esq. of Betton Abbotts, and another in the side chapel given by the Sunday School scholars: here also is a recumbent effigy in oak of a knight in armour and a very remarkable Norman font: the chancel retains a piscina: the church was thoroughly restored in 1877 and re-opened on May 30th in that year, and a new clock was placed in the tower in 1887: there are 200 sittings.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sholing from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Sholing 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
RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO19
Post TownSouthampton