Place:Hound, Hampshire, England

Alt namesHunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 124
Butlocks Heathsource: village in parish
Netleysource: village in parish
Netley Abbeysource: name variation
Old Netleysource: hamlet in parish
Satchellsource: tything in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.867°N 1.333°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoMainsbridge Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
South Stoneham Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1932
Winchester Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1932-1974
East Hampshire District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Hound is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire District in southern Hampshire. The parish encompasses the villages of Netley, Butlocks Heath and Old Netley, and includes such landmarks as Netley Castle and Netley Abbey. In the 2001 UK census, the parish had a headcount of 6,846 living in 2,928 households.

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

"HOUND, a village and a parish in South Stoneham [registration] district, Hants. The village stands on the E side of Southampton water, near Netley [railway] station, and 3¾ miles SE of Southampton; and its post town is either Netley Abbey or Hamble, under Southampton. The parish contains the tythings of Satchell, Sholing, and Netley. Acres: 4,691; of which 1,035 are water. Real property: exclusive of Sholing, £3,207. Population in 1851: 807; in 1861: 2,039. Houses: 350. The increase of population was caused partly by works in progress at the Victoria hospital at Netley. The property is subdivided. The objects of chief interest are at Netley Abbey, and will be noticed in the article Netley. Much of the land is under wood. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £215. Patron: Winchester College. The church is very old; was restored in 1866; and consists only of nave and very long chancel, with small wooden steeple. The vicarage of Bursledon and the [perpetual] curacy of Sholing are separate benefices; and the latter was constituted in 1866."

Hound was an ancient parish in the Mainsbridge Hundred and a civil parish. It was part of the South Stoneham Rural District from 1894 until 1932 and of the Winchester Rural District from 1932 until 1974.


the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Netley Abbey, sometimes referred to as Netley, is a village on the south coast of Hampshire. It is situated on the east side of the city of Southampton. It is flanked on the one side by the ruins of Netley Abbey and on the other by the Royal Victoria Country Park, which is the site of the old Royal Victoria Military Hospital (or Netley Hospital); built after the Crimean War, and used extensively from 1863 through to World War II. In fact it continued to be used as a military hospital until its closure in 1979 when it was converted into a country park.

The oldest part of Netley retains the feel of a somewhat old-fashioned and quaint village, with some traditional small shops, and rows of colourful terraced cottages. It is located along the shore of Southampton Water; the shingle beach looks across to Hythe and Calshot, although the vista is somewhat dominated by Fawley Oil Refinery.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 3, chapter on Hound with Netley.
  • 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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