ROWNER, a parish, in the union of Fareham, hundred of Titchfield, Fareham and S. divisions of the county of Southampton, 3 miles (N. W.) from Gosport; containing 134 inhabitants. It is bounded on the east and north by the parish of Alverstoke, and comprises by measurement 1144 acres, of which 876 are arable, 91 meadow and pasture, 71 woodland, and 95 common. The Gosport branch of the South-Western railway passes through the parish. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £6. 0. 2½., and in the gift of C. P. P. Brune, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £400, and the glebe comprises 7 acres. The church is an ancient structure, and contains a monument to the Brune family. Here are some ruins of a religious house.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.