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Southwick, Hampshire

Historical Description

Southwick, a parish, with a village, in Hants, 2½ miles N of Porchester station on the L. & S.W.R., and 3 ENE of Fareham. It has a post office under Fareham; money order and telegraph office, Cosham. Acreage, 3884; population of the civil parish, 643; of the ecclesiastical parish, 927. There is a parish council consisting of six members. The man—r, with Southwick Park, belongs to the Thistlethwayte family. A Black friary stood anciently here, was the marriage place of Henry VI.; went, at the dissolution, to the Whites, and has left some scanty ruins. The living is a peculiar donative annexed to Boarhunt. The church is a building of rubble and flint in the Gothic style.

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 parishSouthwick St. James 
Poor Law unionFareham 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Southwick 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 Southwick 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.

RegionSouth East
Postal districtPO17
Post TownFareham