Trees, Woods, Forests

Norden's Hampshire 1607

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Trees Trees, on Norden's map of Hampshire, are shown outsize pictures of trees. Many of the trees appear to be no more than decoration - but as this symbol probably has a low priority the distribution cannot be taken with to be very reliable or significant. One single tree is named, the Lomer Ash. The trees sometimes seem to be grouped into woods or forests; in many cases these groupings can be identified with the royal forests of a previous age. Forests on Norden's map are listed below.

We have not tried to match the groups of trees to present day woods.

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

Bagshot Forest
Buckholt Forest = Buck Holt Forrest (Thornegate Hundred)
Chute Forest = Chure Forrest (Andover extra Hundred)
Note in Camden's Britannia
East Bere Forest? = Forrest of Beare (Portesdowne Hundred)
Note in Camden's Britannia
Eversley Forest - perhaps
Linwood Coppice (Bramshaw parish; SU2414) = Lynwood (Newforrest Hundred)
Lomer Ash (Exton parish) = Lomer Ash (Fawley Hundred)
New Forest = New Forrest (Ringewood Hundred)
Note in Camden's Britannia
Pamber Forest (Pamber parish; SU6161)
Note in Camden's Britannia
Stansted Forest
West Bere Forest = Weste Forrest (Budlesgate Hundred)
Woolmer Forest (Whitehill parish; SU8032) = Wvtmer Forrest (Alton Hundred)
Notice the name of West Bere Forest, called 'Weste Forrest'. The 'Beare' has got detached and misplaced, engraved to make the village of Weeke into 'Beare week'.

Coleburn, Phil; Court, Nicky; Howe, Johnathon: 1995 (2nd edn): Ancient Woodland: Hampshire County Council (Planning Dept):: ISBN 01 85975 046 X

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