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Fleet, Hampshire

Historical Description

Fleet, an ecclesiastical parish in Hants, with a station on the L. & S.W.R., 36¼ miles from London, and 5 by road from Famborough, Aldershot, or Farnham. It is remarkably healthy and bracing, amidst heather and pines, 280 feet above the sea. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Winchfield. Population, 1171. The parish is traversed by the Basingstoke Canal for many miles without a lock, and its wooded banks make it a favourite boating excursion through Dogmersfield Park, &c. There is a large sheet of water with wild fowl through which the S.W.R. passes, which, used formerly to pay an annual tribute of fish to Winchester monastery. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £250 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church is. a good red brick building, remarkable for its porch, a kind of cloister extending along the whole west front, and said to be copied from a church near Verona. This church gives an excellent example of successful mural stencilling. There is. a fine public hall, and Methodist and Baptist chapels.

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 parishFleet Holy Trinity 
Poor Law unionWeymouth 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Fleet from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.


Online maps of Fleet are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:

Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionSouth East
Postal districtGU51
Post TownFleet