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Wymering, Hampshire

Historical Description

Wymering, a parish in Hants, on the NE side of Portsmouth harbour, around Cosham station on the L. & S.W.R., and 4 miles N by E of Portsmouth. It contains part of Cosham village, which has a head post office, part of Potwell village, and all Hillsea hamlet, which has a post office under Cosham, and it includes Portcreek, Paulsgrove, Portsdown, and Great Horsea and Little Horsea islets. Acreage, 3031; population of the civil parish, 1123; of the ecclesiastical, 2438. Artillery barracks, built in 1854, are at Hillsea, and strong lines of fortification extend along the N of Portsea Island, and have been greatly strengthened. The living is a vicarage, annexed to Widley; net value, £320 with residence. The church is a handsome building of flint in the Norman style, and has been restored.

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 parishWymering St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionFareham 

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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


Visitations Heraldic

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CountyCity of Portsmouth
RegionSouth East
Postal districtPO6
Post TownPortsmouth