Itchen  Hampshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Itchen like this:

ITCHIN (THE), a river of Hants. It rises near Alresford; runs westward, past Itchin-Stoke and Itchin-Abbas, to Kingsworthy; and proceeds thence south-southwestward, past Winchester, Twyford, and Bishop-Stoke, to the E side of the head of Southampton water. It h an entire course of about 25 miles; and, so early as 1215, it was made navigable to Winchester, a distance of 13 miles, by Bishop Godfrey de Lacy.

Itchen through time

Itchen is now part of Southampton district. Click here for graphs and data of how Southampton has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Itchen itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Itchen, in Southampton and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th April 2024

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