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Droxford, Hampshire

Historical Description

Droxford, a village, a parish, and a division in Hants. The village stands 4½ miles ENE of Bishops-Waltham station on the L. & S.W.R., and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bishops-Waltham. The parish comprises the tithings of Droxford Street, Hill, Shidfield, Swanmore, and Steeple Court. Acreage, 6688; population of civil parish, 2381; of ecclesiastical, 518. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, o£302 witli residence. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church is partly Early Norman, and was restored in 1872. The vicarages of Shidtield and Swanmore are separate benefices. There is a workhouse. A bench of magistrates sit here once a fortnight.

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 parishDroxford St. Mary and All Saints 
HundredBishops Waltham 
Poor Law unionDroxford 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Droxford 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 Droxford are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Shirrel Heath

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.

RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO32
Post TownSouthampton