Parks

Speed's Hampshire 1611

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Parks Parks on Speed's map of Hampshire, are shewn by a ring of paling fence. This might enclose a group of trees, and perhaps a symbol for a settlement of some sort. Most of the parks are just ovals; Titchfield has a double ring. At least one park is labelled:- Preu park, but others are only named by implication from the enclosed settlement name - the settlement may be just the park house.

Making a park, the formal procedure of emparkment, is a privelege granted by the Crown. Many of the parks shown on early maps were emparked in the 12th-14th centuries. Parks on Speed'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 (hundred) if given
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Beaurepaire Park (Sherborne St John parish; SU6358) = Baropey (Basingstocke Hundred)
Bedhampton Park (Havant parish; SU7008?)
Bishops Waltham Park? (Bishops Waltham parish)
Bramshill Park (Bramshill parish; SU7559)
Clare Park (Crondall parish; SU8047)
Compton Park (Kings Somborne parish; SU3429)
Dogmersfield Park? (Dogmersfield parish) = Drogmersfeild (Odiam Hundred)
East Meon Park? (Eastmeon parish)
Elvetham Park (Hartley Wintney parish) = Elvesham (Odiam Hundred)
Fareham Park (Fareham parish)
Farleigh Park (Farleigh Wallop parish; SU6246)
Freemantle Park (Hannington parish) = Fremanton (Kingscler Hundred)
Grove Place Park? (Nursling and Rownhams parish; SU3616?) = Grove place (Redbridge Hundred)
Hackwood Park (Winslade parish; SU6549)
Hale Park (Hale parish; SU1818)
Hambledon Park? (Hambledon parish)
Highclere Park (Highclere parish; SU4459)
Houghton Park (Houghton parish)
Hursley Park (Hursley parish; SU4225) = Hursley (Budlesgate Hundred)
Hurstbourne Park (Hurstbourne Priors parish; SU4447)
Marwell Park (Owslebury parish) = Maxwell (Fawley Hundred)
New Park (Brockenhurst parish) = Parke (Newforrest Hundred)
New Park (Old Basing parish; SU6651)
Odiham Park (Odiham parish)
Paultons Park (Copythorne parish; SU3116)
Prewett Park (Sherborne St John parish; SU6153?) = Preu park (Basingstocke Hundred)
Pylewell Park (Boldre parish; SZ3596) = Parckhouse (Newforrest Hundred)
Rotherfield Park (East Tisted parish; SU6932) = Votherfeild (Alton Hundred)
Silchester Park (Silchester parish) = Silchester (Holdshot Hundred)
Southwick Park (Southwick and Widley parish)
Stratfield Saye Park (Stratfield Saye parish; SU7061)
Titchfield Park (Fareham parish; SU5307)
Vyne Park (Sherborne St John parish; SU6356) = Vine, The (Basingstocke Hundred)
Warblington Park (Havant parish; SU7205)
West Park (Rockbourne parish; SU1116)
Worthy Park (Itchen Valley parish; SU5032) = Martyn Worthy (Barton Stacye Hundred)
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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