Place:Denny Lodge, Hampshire, England

NameDenny Lodge
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.854°N 1.505°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoBeaulieu Liberty, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
New Forest Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Brockenhurst, Hampshire, Englandparish from which it was expanded in area in 1934
Colbury, Hampshire, Englandparish from which it was expanded in area in 1934
New Forest District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Denny Lodge from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"DENNY-LODGE, an extra-parochial tract in New Forest, Hants; 8½ miles WSW of Southampton. Population: 10.
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Denny Lodge is a civil parish in the New Forest District of Hampshire. It covers a large area of heathland and woodland encompassing much of the eastern side of the New Forest, but contains no towns, villages, churches, or schools.

The parish of Denny Lodge extends from Matley Heath in the north, to King's Copse Inclosure in the south. It is bounded by, but does not include, the towns and villages of Ashurst, Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst, Beaulieu, Fawley and Hythe. The parish is bisected by the South Western Main Line railway from Ashurst to Brockenhurst, and by the B3056 road from Lyndhurst to Beaulieu. The isolated Beaulieu Road railway station is at the centre of the parish, where road and rail cross.

The parish is mostly heathland and bogland, intermixed with 20th-century forest inclosures. In the 2001 UK census the parish has a population of 315 people living in 140 households.

The civil parish of Denny Lodge was created in 1868 from extra-parochial parts of the New Forest. It was enlarged in 1934 with the addition of 862 acres from Brockenhurst parish, and 4722 acres from Colbury parish which was abolished in that year.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Denny Lodge.

Research Tips

  • 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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