Catherington  Hampshire


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

CATHERINGTON, a village, a parish, and a district in Hants. The village stands about a mile NNW of Horndean, under Catherington down, near Bere forest, 3¼ miles NW by W of Rowlands Castle r. station, and 5½ NNW of Havant. The parish comprises 5,139 acres. Post Town, Horndean. Real property, £7,265. ...

Pop., 1,151. Houses, 231. The property is subdivided. Catherington House is the seat of the Rev. N. Pearse. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £280.* Patron, G. Pritchard, Esq. The church is early Norman; has a massive tower; and contains a fine old monument of Chief-Justice Hyde. Charities, £16.—The district includes only the subdistrict of Horndean, containing the parishes of Catherington, Blendworth, Chalton, and Clanfield, and the ville of Waterloo. Acres, 10,561. Poor-rates in 1866, £1,802. Pop. in 1861, 2,497. Houses, 502. Marriages in 1866, 22; births, 95,-of which 2 were illegitimate; deaths, 47,-of which 11 were at ages under 3 years, and 3 at ages above 85 years. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 163; births, 776; deaths, 478. The places of worship in 1851 were 6 of the Church of England, with 1,340 sittings; and 5 of Independents, with 510 s. The schools were 5 public day schools, with 200 scholars; 4 private day schools, with 88 s.; and 9 Sunday schools, with 457 s. The workhouse is in Catherington.

Catherington through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th August 2022

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