Parks

Saxton's Hampshire 1575

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Parks Parks on Saxton's map of Hampshire are shown by a ring of fence palings. The park might contain a settlement symbol; it is difficult to know when this indicates a hamlet or village, and when just the house in the park (one could ask, what is the difference at the time?). Most parks are drawn roughly circular, but there are a couple of oddities, Hambledon Park, for example. Some parks are labelled.

Making a park, the formal procedure of emparkment, is a privilege granted by the Crown. Many of the parks shown on early maps were emparked in the 12th-14th centuries. Parks on Saxton's map are listed below.

Parks, where possible, have been identified with a location, mostly a park, on a modern map. The modern park name is a label to identify the location and may not exist as a current place name.

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

park (Old Basing parish)
Beaurepaire Park (Sherborne St John parish; SU6358) = Barraper p~k
Bedhampton Park (Havant parish; SU7008?)
Bishops Waltham Park? (Bishops Waltham parish)
Bramshill Park (Bramshill parish; SU7559)
Compton Park (Kings Somborne parish; SU3429)
Dogmersfield Park? (Dogmersfield parish) = Dogmansfeld
East Meon Park? (Eastmeon parish)
Elvetham Park (Hartley Wintney parish) = Elvetham
Farleigh Park (Farleigh Wallop parish; SU6246)
Freemantle Park (Hannington parish) = Fremantel p~ke
Hackwood Park (Winslade parish; SU6549)
Hambledon Park? (Hambledon parish)
Highclere Park (Highclere parish; SU4459)
Hursley Park (Hursley parish; SU4225)
Hurstbourne Park (Hurstbourne Priors parish; SU4447)
Itchell Park (Crondall parish) = Itchel p~ke
Kings Somborne Park (Kings Somborne parish)
Marwell Park (Owslebury parish) = Merwell
New Park (Brockenhurst parish)
New Park (Old Basing parish; SU6651)
North Stoneham Park (Chilworth parish; SU4317)
Odiham Park (Odiham parish)
Paultons Park (Copythorne parish; SU3116)
Rotherfield Park (East Tisted parish; SU6932)
Sherfield Park (Sherfield on Loddon parish)
Sutton Park (Bishops Sutton parish)
Titchfield Park (Fareham parish; SU5307)
Vyne Park (Sherborne St John parish; SU6356) = Vyne, The
West Park (Rockbourne parish; SU1116)
References
Bilikowski, K: 1983: Historic Parks and Gardens: Hampshire CC (Planning Dept):: ISBN 0 900908 79 3

Prosser, G F: 1833: select Illustrations of Hampshire ... Seats of the Nobility and Gentry; Gentlemen's seats in Hampshire: Arch, J and A (London)

Shirley, Evelyn P: 1867: Some Account of English Deer Parks: John Murray



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