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Eastleigh, Hampshire

Historical Description

Eastleigh, formerly a chapelry in South Stoneham parish, Hants, but constituted a civil parish of itself in 1894, is 5¼ miles NNE of Southampton, under which there is a post, money order, and telegraph office. It has a station on the L. & S.W.R., 72 miles from London. The population at the census of 1891 was 3582; since then the L. & S.W.R. carriage works have been transferred into the parish from Nine Elms, and the population in 1894 was estimated at 7000. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; value, £170 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church was built in 1868, and is in the Early Decorated style, with 400 sittings. There is also a licensed mission church, with accommodation for 420 people; and there are Bible Christian, Wesleyan, Baptist, and Roman Catholic chapels.

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 parishSouth Stoneham 
Poor Law unionSouth Stoneham 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Eastleigh 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

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:

Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO50
Post TownEastleigh