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Farlington, Hampshire

Historical Description

Farlington, a parish in Hants, on Langston harbour, 2 miles W of Havant, and 2 from Cosham station on the L. & S.W.R. It includes the village of Purbrook and the greater part of what is now called Waterlooville. Post town, Havant; money order and telegraph office, Bedhampton. Acreage, 2389 of land and 601 of foreshore and water; population of the civil parish, 1352; of the ecclesiastical, 974. Farlington Redoubt is in this parish, and is well mounted with guns. The waterworks which supply Portsmouth are in this parish. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £322 with residence. The church is Early English, has a fine east window, and curious cross-legged effigies, and is good; it was well restored in 1874-75. The incumbency of St John's, Purbrook, is a separate benefice.

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 
Poor Law unionHavant 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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.

CountyCity of Portsmouth
RegionSouth East
Postal districtPO6
Post TownPortsmouth