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Burley, Hampshire

Historical Description

Burley, a township in Hants. It is situated at the SW of the New Forest, 2 miles NW of Holmsley station on the L. & S.W.R., and 5 E by S of Ringwood. It has a post office under Ringwood, which is the money order office; telegraph office, Holmsley (R.S.) It was made a township by order of the Poor Law Board in 1868, when those parts of the New Forest known as Burley Walk and Holmsley Walk were added; the whole is now styled Burley township. Acreage, 11,275; population, 602. The living is in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £100, in the gift of the Vicar of Ringwood. An ancient church here is supposed to have been demolished by the Conqueror when making the New Forest. The present church is a brick structure in modern Gothic. There is a dissenting chapel.

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 parishRingwood 
HundredNew Forest 
Poor Law unionRingwood 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Burley 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 districtBH24
Post TownRingwood