|Alt names||Bauld-oxfee||source: settlement in parish|
|Calmore||source: settlement in parish|
|Durley in Eling||source: settlement in parish|
|Hammonds Green||source: settlement in parish|
|Newton Bury||source: manor in parish|
|North Eling||source: settlement in parish|
|Rumbridge||source: manor in parish|
|Shelley||source: manor in parish|
|South Eling||source: settlement in parish|
|Tatchbury||source: settlement in parish|
|Testwood||source: manor in parish|
|Totton and Berkley||source: settlement in parish|
|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish|
|Located in||Hampshire, England|
|See also||Thorngate Hundred, Hampshire, England||ancient county division in which it was located earlier than it was in Redbridge|
|Redbridge Hundred, Hampshire, England||ancient county division in which it was located more recently, but before 1834|
|New Forest Rural, Hampshire, England||rural district in which it was located 1894-1932|
|Totton and Eling, Hampshire, England||civil parish of which it is now part|
|New Forest District, Hampshire, England||district municipality covering the area since 1974|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- source: Family History Library Catalog
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Eling from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "ELING, a village, a parish, and a [registration] sub-district in New Forest district, Hants. The village stands on the north-west horn of Southampton-water, near the mouth of the river Anton, and near Totton [railway] station, 4 miles W of Southampton; was known at Domesday as Edlinges; is said to have then had a church, two mills, a fishery, and a saltern; has now a fair on 5 July; has also granaries, storehouses, and several docks; and carries on a considerable trade in corn, timber, and coal. The parish includes South Eling, North Eling, Bartley-Regis, Bauld-oxfee, Bistern and Bartley, Colebury, Durley, Langley, Lopperwood, Marchwood, Rumbridge, Tatchbury, Testwood, Wade, Ower, and Wigley; and has post offices of Bartley, Marchwood, and Totton under Southampton, and Ower under Romsey. Acres: 18,459; of which 730 are water. Real property of South Eling: £1, 899; of North Eling: £3,984; of Bartley-Regis: £1,725; of Bauldoxfee: £2,610; of Bistern and Bartley: £719; of Colebury: £1,847; of Durley: £1,217; of Langley: £1,045; of Lopperwood: £545; of Marchwood: £497; of Rumbridge: £1, 358; of Tatchbury: £550; of Testwood: £2,364; of Wade and Ower: £2, 413; of Wigley: £507. Population of the parish: 5,947. Houses: 1,179. The limits include 740 acres of New Forest. The property is much sub-divided. The manor, in the time of Edward the Confessor, was under obligation to give half-a-day's entertainment to the king whenever he should pass it; and it belongs now to the Rev. Sir J. B. Mill, Bart. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £630. Patrons: the Trustees of the Rev. W. J. G. Phillips. The church is of various dates, from the 11th century; and contains many interesting monuments. The vicarages of North Eling, Marchwood, and Netley, are separate benefices. Value of North Eling: £260. Patrons: the Trustees of the Rev. W. J. G. Phillips. A new church, in the early decorated style, and a new school, - were founded in 1869. The charities include an alms-house for four persons, and a share in Nowes' school. The parish contains the New Forest workhouse.
- "The sub-district includes 7,920 acres of the New Forest. Population: 5,952. Houses, 1,180."
- the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia
The area's history is inevitably closely connected with ship and boat building but more with its timber trade. It was the site of much illegal dealing in the timber unlawfully obtained from the New Forest.
Eling's attractions include its tide mill that is at one end of the harbour and Eling's Norman parish church, St Mary's, built on Saxon foundations with registers dating back to 1537. Eling Tide Mill is one of the very few working tide mills in the UK but cannot be equated with the mill listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. In addition, Eling contains Hampshire's only surviving medieval toll bridge across Bartley Water by the side of the Tide Mill. This has been in use since at least 1418 and still charges users today. There is a Town Council-run heritage centre, with details of the history of Totton and Eling, the name of the present local administration in existence since 1974.
Manors and Settlements
Wilson's Gazetteer lists a number of settlements that were located in the parish of Eling and A Vision of Britain through Time has a list of manors. A few became separate parishes in the early 20th century; some were sections of the new parishes: the remainder have always been part of Eling. Each has been redirected to its parish in 1900.
- Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Eling.
- Eling Tide Mill is marked on Google Earth at 50.9112 N, 1.4836 W. (and is searchable by its name). The slightly different co-ordinates at the top of the page are those of St. Mary's Church on the opposite side of Bartley Water. Viewing the Southampton area on Google Earth allows an inspection of the proximity of a modern port city to a neighbourhood with longstanding historical roots.
- GENUKI has a list of archive holders in Hampshire including the Hampshire Record Office, various museums in Portsmouth and Southhampton, the Isle of Wight Record Office and Archives.
- The Hampshire Online Parish Clerk project has a large collection of transcriptions from Parish Registers across Hampshire.
- A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 together with tables listing the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered, along with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Do respect the copyright on this material.
- The three-storey City Museum in Winchester covers the Iron Age and Roman periods, the Middle Ages, and the Victorian period.
- Volumes in The Victoria County History Series are available for Hampshire through British History Online. There are three volumes and the county is covered by parishes within the old divisions of "hundreds".
- A collection of maps on the A Vision of Britain through Time website illustrating the English county of Hampshire over the period 1832-1932 (the last two are expandible):
- A group of maps of the post-1974 municipal districts or boroughs of Hampshire on Wikipedia Commons
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