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EXBURY, a chapelry, in the parish of Fawley, union of New-Forest, hundred of Bishop's-Waltham, Southampton and S. divisions of the county of Southampton, 9½ miles (E. by N.) from Lymington; containing, with the tything of Leap, 406 inhabitants. It comprises 2406 acres, whereof 304 are waste or common, and is situated on the left bank, and near the mouth, of the Beaulieu river, at the preventive station between Stone and Needs Bar Points; the neighbourhood is beautifully wooded, chiefly with oak of natural and luxuriant growth. The haven to which it gives name is navigable for vessels of fifty tons' burthen. There are salt-works at the village; also a ferry over the river to St. Leonard's. The tithes have been commuted for £325, and the glebe contains 1½ acre. The chapel, a neat building of white brick, made from clay found on the spot, and of which quantities have been sent to distant places, was erected at the expense of the late Col. Mitford, whose remains were interred within its walls.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.