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South Baddesley, Hampshire

Historical Description

Baddesley, South, a tithing-chapelry in Boldre parish, Hants, 2 miles ENE of Lymington station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Lymington. Population, 504. A preceptory of Knights Templars, afterwards of Knights Hospitallers, stood at South Baddesley, and the chapel was taken down so late as 1818. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £100. Pylewell Park is a fine residence in the neighbourhood.

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 parishBoldre 
Poor Law unionLymington 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1858.


Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary, built in 1858 at the expense of the late W. P. Williams-Freeman esq. of Pylewell Park, is a plain cruciform building of stone consisting of chancel, nave, transept and a turret with spire containing one bell: it will seat 260 persons.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for South Baddesley 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 South Baddesley 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.

DistrictNew Forest
RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO41
Post TownLymington