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Fawley, Hampshire

Historical Description

Fawley, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands on the W of Southampton Water, 6¼ miles SSE of Southampton station on the L. & S.W.R., commands a charming view of Southampton Water and its shores, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Southampton. The parish includes the hamlets of Badminstone, Butsash, Cadlands, Hardley, Holbury, Langley, Stanswood, and Stone, the chapelry of Hythe Sfc John, and a tract of 2670 acres in the Denny Lodge walk of the New Forest. The area is 6816 acres of land and 3549 of foreshore and water. Population of the civil parish, 1950; of the ecclesiastical, 1267. Cadland House is a chief residence, A public hall was built in 1887. A tract of upwards of an acre, at Stanswood, used often to shift its position. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £424 with residence. Patron, th& Bishop of Winchester. The church is ancient, has a fine Norman western door, consists of nave, chancel, and three aisles, with a Norman tower; dates, as to most of its portions, about 1260, and was restored in 1866. The vicarages of Exbury and Hythe are separate benefices. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans.

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 parishFawley All Saints 
Poor Law unionNew Forest 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Buts Ash
Langley (Fawley)

Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictNew Forest
RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO45
Post TownSouthampton