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Catherington, Hampshire

Historical Description

Catherington, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands about a mile NNW of Horndean, under Catherington Down, near Bere Forest, 3½ miles NW by W of Rowlands Castle railway station, and 5g- NNW of Havant. It has a post office under Horndean. Acreage, 5279; population of the civil parish, 1413; of the ecclesiastical, 1309. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £140 with residence. The church is Early Norman, has a massive tower, and contains a fine old monument of Chief-Justice Hyde. It was built by Henry, Bishop of Winchester, brother of King Stephen, and was restored in 1883 at a cost of £4000. Admiral Sir Charles Napier is buried here, and there are several tablets to the Napier family. Charles Kean and Mrs Kean are also buried here. There is a workhouse at Horndean.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishCatherington St. Catherine 
Poor Law unionCatherington 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictEast Hampshire
RegionSouth East
Postal districtPO8
Post TownWaterlooville