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Hound, Hampshire

Historical Description

Hound, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands on the E side of Southampton water, near Netley station on the L. & S.W.R., and 3 miles SE of Southampton. Post town, Southampton. The parish contains the tithings, of Satchell, Sholing, and Netley. Acreage, 3630 of land and 767 of water and foreshore; population of the civil parish, 4706; of the ecclesiastical, 2429. The objects of chief interest are at Netley Abbey, and will be noticed in the article NBTLET. Much of the land is under wood. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £240 with residence. Patron, Winchester College. The Church of St Mary is very old, was restored in 1866, and consists only of nave and very long chancel, with small wooden steeple. A new church near Netley Abbey has been erected, and has now become the parish church; it was consecrated in 1886, and is dedicated to St Edward the Confessor. The vicarage of Bursledon and the perpetual curacy of Sholing are separate benefices, and the latter was constituted in 1866.

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 parishHound St. Mary 
Poor Law unionSouth Stoneham 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO31
Post TownSouthampton