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Ellingham, Hampshire

Historical Description

Ellingham, a parish in Hants, on the river Avon, near the boundary with Dorset, 2- miles N by "VV" of Ringwood station on the L. & S.W.R. It contains Linwood, Rockford, Highwood, Linbrook, and Blashford, and its post town and money order and telegraph office is Kingwood. Acreage, 2559; population, 260. A priory, attached to St Saviour's in Normandy, was founded here in the time of Henry II., by William de Salariis, and given by Henry VI. to Eton College. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £120 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Norman-ton. The church is ancient, but good, and contains an old wainscoted pew that used to belong to Lady Lisle of Moyles Court, who was beheaded for harbouring rebels after the battle of Sedgemoor. The church was well restored and enlarged in 1885.

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 parishEllingham St. Mary 
Poor Law unionRingwood 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ellingham 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

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictNew Forest
RegionSouth East
Postal districtBH24
Post TownRingwood