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Exbury, Hampshire

Historical Description

Exbury, a parish in Hants, at the mouth of the river Beaulieu, nearly opposite Cowes, 4 miles SW of Fawley, and 5 from Southampton station on the L. & S.W.R. It includes the tithing of Lepe, and has a post and money order office under Southampton; telegraph office, Fawley. The area is 2117 acres of land and 485 of foreshore and water; population, 329. Exbury House is a chief residence. White brick-clay is found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £199 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church is a structure of white brick, and contains a monument to Mitford the historian. Inchmerry House is the seat of Earl de la Warr.

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 parishFawley 
HundredBishops Waltham 
Poor Law unionNew Forest 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Exbury 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 districtSO45
Post TownSouthampton