Dibden  Hampshire


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

DIBDEN, a parish and a liberty in New Forest district, Hants. The parish lies on Southampton water, 2½ miles SW of Southampton. Post town, Southampton. Acres, 3, 837; of which 985 are water. Real property, £3, 892. Pop., 513. Houses, 99. The manor is mentioned in Domesday book as Depedene; and had then a saltern and a fishery. Dibden House is the seat of the Willes family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £400.* Patron, Lord Ashburton. The church is very ancient. The liberty includes Fawley parish, and three extra-par. tracts. Pop., 2, 583.

Dibden through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th April 2024

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