Hamble-En-Le-Rice (St. Andrew)
HAMBLE-EN-LE-RICE (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of South Stoneham, hundred of Mansbridge, Southampton and S. divisions of the county of Southampton, 4¾ miles (S. E.) from Southampton; containing 398 inhabitants. The parish is situated at the mouth of the river Hamble, which is navigable; it is bounded on the south by the Southampton Water, and comprises 423 acres, whereof 113 are waste land or common. The air is remarkably salubrious, and the scenery is picturesque. In the estuary of the river is a lobster-fishery; and many crabs are brought here from the Scilly Islands and from Cornwall, for the supply of the London market. The quay is accessible to vessels of considerable burthen. The living is a perpetual curacy, with a net income of £36, and a house; patrons and impropriators, the Warden and Fellows of Winchester College, Oxford, whose tithes have been commuted for £136. The church is a very ancient edifice, with some details of the Norman style, of which the doorway is a finely enriched specimen; the east window is beautifully embellished, and there is a handsome monument to Sir Joseph York. A priory of Cistercian monks, a cell to the abbey of Tirone, in France, and dedicated to St. Andrew, was founded here in the time of Henry Blois, Bishop of Winchester; at the suppression it was granted to Winchester College. On a point of land projecting into the sea are some remains of St. Andrew's Castle.