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Milford, Hampshire

Historical Description

Milford, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands on the coast, opposite the Needles, 3¼ miles SW by S of Lymington, and 4 from Milton station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office. The parish comprises the tithings of Milford, Lymore, Efford, and Key-haven. Acreage, 4696; population of the civil parish, 1982; of the ecclesiastical, 1074. There are several handsome residences in the neighbourhood. A rivulet from the New Forest traverses the parish, and is well stocked with fish. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; value, £190 with residence. Patron, the Bi&hop of Winchester. The church has Norman portions, is chiefly Early English and Early Decorated, has a tower with grotesque heads in the string course, and with long double lancets above, surmounted by a spire, and contains a monument by Macdowel to Sir James Carnac, and one byFoley to Admiral Sir William Cornwallis. The vicarage of Pennington is a separate benefice. There is a Baptist 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 
Poor Law unionLymington 

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Land and Property

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