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Titchfield, Hampshire

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Titchfield, Hampshire

Titchfield is a village in southern Hampshire, by the River Meon. The village has a history stretching back to the 6th century. During the medieval period, the village operated a small port and market. Near to the village are the ruins of Titchfield Abbey, a place with strong associations with Shakespeare, through his patron, the Earl of Southampton.
Post townFAREHAM
Administrative CountyHampshire
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU5305
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01329

Other names by which Titchfield, Hampshire has been known in the past

The Titchfield ~ Tichfield ~ Titchfield The ~ Ticefelle

Titchfield, Hampshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Titchfield.-- par. and vil., Hants, on river Titchfield, 2 miles W. of Fareham, 15,784 ac. and 1269 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 4571; P.O., T.O. Titchfield is an ancient place, was long a market town, and gives the title of marquis to the Duke of Portland. Titchfield House, now a ruin, occupies the site of an abbey of time of Henry III.; was built by Thomas Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton, chancellor to Henry VIII.; afforded shelter to Charles I. on his escape from Hampton Court; and was the birthplace of the heroic wife of Lord William Russell. The river Titchfield (or Meon) flows 15½ miles SW. to the mouth of Southampton Water.

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