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Hawkley, Hampshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishHawkley St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionPetersfield 

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Civil Registration

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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

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DistrictEast Hampshire
RegionSouth East
Postal districtGU33
Post TownLiss