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Dibden, Hampshire

Historical Description

Dibden, a parish and a liberty in Hants. The parish lies on Southampton Water, 4 miles from Totton station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Southampton via Hythe; money order and telegraph office, Hythe. Acreage, 2230; population, 621. The manor is mentioned in Domesday book as Depedene, and had then a saltern and a fishery. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; value, £300 with residence. The church is very ancient; it was restored in 1874 and again in 1882.

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 
Poor Law unionNew Forest 

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Land and Property

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DistrictNew Forest
RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO45
Post TownSouthampton