Eling, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands on the north-west horn of Southampton Water, near the mouth of the river Anton, and near Totton station on the L. & S.W.R., 4 miles W of Southampton; was known at Domesday as Ediinges; is said to have then had a church, two mills, a fishery, and a saltern; has granaries, storehouses,, and several docks; and carries on a trade in corn, timber, and coal. Post town, Southampton. The parish includes St Mary's, Eling, North Eling, Marchwood, Colbury, and, Netley Marsh. Acreage, 18,581 of land, of which about 10,000 are in the New Forest, and 726 of water; population of the civil parish, 6462; of the ecclesiastical parish of St Mary's Eling, 2138; of North St Mary's Eling, 1470. The manor in the time of Edward the Confessor was under obligation to give half-a-day's entertainment to the king whenever he should pass it. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £658 with residence. The church is of various dates from the llth century, and contains many interesting monuments. A new church in the Early Decorated style was erected in 1869. There is a chapel of ease, and-St Mary's Hall, used as a reading and recreation room.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Eling St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||New Forest|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Eling from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Eling (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.
Online maps of Eling are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:
- Portsmouth Evening News
- Hampshire Telegraph
- Hampshire Advertiser
- Hampshire Chronicle
- Aldershot Military Gazette
Villages, Hamlets, &cBauldoxfee
The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.