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Millbrook, Hampshire

Historical Description

Millbrook, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands at the mouth of the river Test or Anton, and has a station on the L. & S.W.R., 79 miles from London. It was known at Domesday as Melebroc, and had formerly, by means of the Andover Canal, a considerable trade in corn, malt, coal, and timber. It has a post and money order office under Southampton; telegraph office, Redbridge. The parish contains also the hamlets of Freemantle, Redbridge, and the chapelry of Shirley. Acreage, 3032; population of the civil parish, 17,777; of the ecclesiastical, 1879. The South Hants Waterworks are situated in this parish. Traces of an ancient five-arched bridge, and of a causeway, on the river Test, are at Redbridge. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; value, J£200 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church of St Nicholas, with the exception of the tower, was rebuilt in 1827. The churchyard contains a small granite obelisk to the memory of Pollok, author of the " Course of Time," who was buried here in 1829. The new parish church of Holy Trinity was erected in 1874, and is a handsome stone building in the Early English style. The rectory of Freemantle and the perpetual curacies of Shirley and St Mark, Fitzburgh, are separate benefices.

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 parishMillbrook St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionSouth Stoneham 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Hill (Milbrook)
Shirley (Millbrook)

Visitations Heraldic

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CountyCity of Southampton
RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO16
Post TownSouthampton