Titchfield  Hampshire


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

TITCHFIELD, a village, a parish, a sub-district, and a hundred, in Hants. The village stands on the Titchfield river, 1¾ mile W of Fareham r. station, and 2½ NNE of the river's influx to the Solent; is an ancient place; was long a market town; gives the title of Marquis to the Duke of Portland; and has a post-office‡ under Fareham, and two annual fairs. ...

The parish includes Sarisbury district and Crofton chapelry, and Hook, Stubbington, Swanwick and Warsash hamlets: extends to the Solent; and comprises 15,407 acres of land, and 2,105 of water. Real property, £19,625. Pop., 4,043. Houses, 822. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged, at Domesday, to the Crown; was given, by Henry III., to Peter de Rupibus, Bishop of Winchester, for the founding of a Premonstratensian abbey; and went, at the dissolution of monasteries, to T. Wriothesley, afterwards created Earl of Southampton. The abbey stood to the N of the town, was richly endowed, and is commonly known as Place House. T. House was built by Wriothesley out of the materials of the abbey; is described, in records of the time, as having been "righte statelie;" gave sumptuous entertainment to Edward VI.; afforded refuge, after his escape from Hampton Court, to Charles I.; was the birthplace and the early residence of the heroic wife of Lord William Russell, and is now represented by a picturesque lofty gatehouse, and by some other remains. West Hill, Holly Hill, Brooklands, and the Hook are chief residences. The living is a vicarage, with Crofton chapelry, in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £230.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of W. The church is variously Norman, early English, decorated, and perpendicular. The p. curacy of Sarisbury is a separate benefice. A chapel of ease is at Crofton; and there are two Independent chapels, a national and infant school, and charities £85.—The sub-district contains three parishes and an extra-parochial tract, and is in Fareham district. Acres, 21,136. Pop., 5,224. Houses, 1,054.-The hundred is nearly identical with the sub-district, and is in Fareham division.

Titchfield through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th April 2024

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