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Bursledon, Hampshire

Historical Description

Bursledon, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands on the Hamble Creek, is a station on the branch line from Southampton to Fareham via Netley, and is 4¾ miles ESE of Southampton, under which it has a post and money order office; telegraph office at the railway station. Area of the parish, 775 acres, with 60 of foreshore and water; population, 550. There is a small quay, and trade is carried on in corn and coals. Shipbuilding was formerly done to the extent of constructing some large men-of-war. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £140 with residence, in the gift of Winchester College. The church possesses some antiquarian interest, but was in an altogether unsatisfactory state until its restoration was undertaken in 1888. It is now one of the most perfect village churches in the county.

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 
HundredBishops Waltham 
Poor Law unionSouth Stoneham 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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

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RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO31
Post TownSouthampton