Warblington

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Warblington
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An older style house in Warblington, which was partially destroyed by fire in May 2011
Warblington is located in Hampshire
Warblington
Warblington
Location within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU725065
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HAVANT
Postcode district PO9
Dialling code 023
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
50°51′00″N 0°58′08″W / 50.85°N 0.9689°W / 50.85; -0.9689Coordinates: 50°51′00″N 0°58′08″W / 50.85°N 0.9689°W / 50.85; -0.9689

Warblington, historically part of the Hundred of Bosmere,[1] is a suburb of Havant, a town in Hampshire, England.

History

It is part of the parish of St Thomas à Becket, Warblington and St James, Emsworth.[2] Pevsner (1967) describes St Thomas à Becket Church as essentially late 12th century and praises the "undisturbed" setting. To the north of the church is the locality’s most distinctive landmark: the tall octagonal turret of Warblington Castle. In October 1551, Mary of Guise the widow of James V of Scotland stayed a night in the castle as a guest of Sir Richard Cotton.[3]

Unusually, Warblington contains a large secondary school (Warblington School)[4] but no primary school.

Warblington railway station is on the West Coastway Line.

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ Genuki
  2. ^ Parish web-site
  3. ^ Calendar State Papers Foreign Edward, London (1861), 190, (PRO SP68/9/85).
  4. ^ Warblington School official website

Bibliography

  • Victoria County History A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 3 Page, W (Ed) 1908 Warblington pp. 134–39
  • The Buildings of England: Hampshire & The Isle of Wight, Pevsner, N./Lloyd,D. 1967 Harmondsworth,Penguin ISBN 0-14-071032-9
  • Warblington: a village history, Timmins,G. (Havant, Havant Museum, 2007)

Gallery

External links

  • The Church of St Thomas à Becket, Warblington


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