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Marchwood, Hampshire

Historical Description

Marchwood, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands on Southampton Water, 4 miles from Totton station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Southampton. It is an agricultural village and a coastguard station, and has extensive powder magazines, an hospital, and barracks. Under the Local 'Government Act (1894) Marchwood has a parish council of six members. The parish was constituted an ecclesiastical one in 1843 and a civil one in 1894. Population of ecclesiastical parish, 695. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £150 with residence. The church is a modern edifice of white brick and stone. Tliere is a Congregational chapel.

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 
Civil parishEling 
Poor Law unionNew Forest 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Marchwood 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 Marchwood 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.

DistrictNew Forest
RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO40