Norden's Hampshire 1607

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Rivers Norden's map shows a number of rivers, but these are not named. Most of Hampshire's major rivers are shown, but coverage does not appear to be entirely systematic; there are some little streams shown which might have been left out, and some not shown which might have been included.

The style of drawing is schematic, wiggly lines whose width decreases upstream. There are attempts to suggest complicated braiding such as occurs on the Test or the Itchen, for example south of Stockbridge. The rivers that are shown can mostly be indentified, but with a degree of guesswork because accuracy is not all it could be!

Rivers etc are listed below. Streams which have been located but lack a name, on OS 6in, 2.5in or 1in maps, have been allocated a name.

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'modern' name (parish; ngr) = old name (hundred) if given

Alre, River (Itchen Stoke and Ovington parish; SU5732)
Note in Camden's Britannia
Anton, River (Wherwell parish; SU3839)
Avon Water (Milford-on-Sea parish; SZ3091)
Avon, River (Christchurch parish; SZ1692) = Alauni Fl. Ostium
Note in Camden's Britannia
Bagwell Stream? (Hook parish; SU740543?)
Bartley Water (Totton and Eling parish; SU3612)
Beaulieu River (Beaulieu parish; SZ4297)
Black Brook? (Fareham parish; SU579058)
Blackwater River (Bramshill parish; SU7463)
Blackwater, River (Totton and Eling parish; SU3615)
Bourne Rivulet (Hurstbourne Priors parish; SU4445)
Bow Brook (Bramley parish; SU6758)
Candover Stream (Itchen Stoke and Ovington parish; SU5631)
Christchurch Harbour (Christchurch parish; SZ1791)
Note in Camden's Britannia
Clere Water? (Ashford Hill with Headley parish; SU5363)
Cove Brook (Hawley parish; SU861589)
Criddell Stream (Petersfield parish; SU7723)
Danes Stream (Milford-on-Sea parish; SZ2991)
Dever, River (Barton Stacey parish; SU4041)
Note in Camden's Britannia
Dibden Stream? (Hythe and Dibden parish; SU431074)
Ems, River (Havant parish; SU7505)
Enborne, River (Ashford Hill with Headley parish; SU5563)
Hamble Haven (Hamble parish) = Humble hav (Titchfeild Hundred)
Note in Camden's Britannia
Hamble, River (Hamble parish; SU4804)
Hart, River (Bramshill parish; SU7460)
Hermitage Stream (Havant parish; SU7005)
Holybourne Stream (Alton parish; SU7340)
Itchen, River (Southampton parish; SU4209)
Kingsclere Stream? (Ashford Hill with Headley parish; SU5363)
Langstone Harbour (Havant parish; SU6802)
Lin Brook (Ringwood parish; SU147058)
Loddon, River (Stratfield Saye parish; SU7063)
Lyde River (Sherfield on Loddon parish; SU6956)
Lymington River (Lymington and Pennington parish; SZ3493)
Meon, River (Fareham parish; SU5302)
Moors River (Hurn parish; SZ1395)
Oakhanger Stream (Selborne parish; SU7836)
Ober Water (Brockenhurst parish; SU2904)
Otterbourne Stream? (Otterbourne parish; SU4622)
Park Stream (Michelmersh parish; SU3432)
Pillhill Brook (Upper Clatford parish; SU3544)
Ports Creek
Note in Camden's Britannia
Portsmouth Harbour (Portsmouth parish) = Portus Magnus
Note in Camden's Britannia
Rother, River (Steep parish; SU7723)
Ryebridge Stream (Froyle parish; SU7642)
Slea, River (Headley parish; SU819387)
Solent, The
Note in Camden's Britannia
Somborne Stream? (Kings Somborne parish; SU3430)
Southampton Water
Stour, River (Christchurch parish; SZ1692)
Note in Camden's Britannia
Tadburn Lake
Test, River (Southampton parish; SU4209)
Note inCamden's Britannia
Note in Camden's Britannia
Titchfield Haven (Fareham parish; SU5303) = Titchfeild hav (Titchfeild Hundred)
Turmer Brook (Ellingham, Harbridge and Ibsley parish; SU139087)
Wallington River (Fareham parish; SU6003)
Wallop Brook (Houghton parish; SU338307)
Note in Camden's Britannia
Wey Brook (Sherborne St John parish; SU642584)
Wey, River (Binsted parish; SU8144)
Whitewater, River (Bramshill parish; SU7463)
Bury, Henry: 1927-31: Rivers of the Hampshire Basin: ProcHFC: 10: pp1-11

Doherty, J; Pilkington, J: 1983: Rivers and Wetlands, Hampshire: Hampshire CC:: ISBN 0 900908 76 9

Jervoise, E: 1930: Ancient Bridges of the South of England: Architectural Press (London)

Shore, T W: 1890-93: Springs and Streams of Hampshire: ProcHFC: 2: pp33-58

Shore, T W: 1894-97: Hampshire Valleys and Waterways: ProcHFC: 3: pp29-51

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