Hawkley, a parish in Hants, near the boundary with Sussex, 3½ miles from Lisa station on the L. & S.W.R., with a post office under West Luss; money order and telegraph office, West Luss. Acreage, 1446; population, 334. Hawkley Hanger is a steep hill clothed with wood, and commands a remarkable view. Cobbett says, on reaching the top of it, " Never in all my life was I so surprised and so delighted. I pulled up my horse and sat and looked, and it was like looking from the top of a castle down into the sea, except that the valley was land and not water." Hawkley Harst is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; value, £120 with residence. The church is good.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Hawkley St. Peter and St. Paul|
|Poor Law union||Petersfield|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Hawkley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Hawkley (St. Peter and St. Paul))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.
Online maps of Hawkley are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:
- Portsmouth Evening News
- Hampshire Telegraph
- Hampshire Advertiser
- Hampshire Chronicle
- Aldershot Military Gazette
The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.