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BOTLEY is a parish and junction station on the London and South Western railway, 79 miles from London, 4 south-west from Bishop's Waltham, and 6 north-east from Southampton, situated on the river Hamble, which is here navigable for barges, in the Fareham division of the county, hundred of Mansbridge, Southampton petty sessional division and county court district, South Stoneham union, rural deanery of Bishop's Waltham, and archdeaconry and diocese of Winchester.

The church of All Saints, consecrated in 1836, is a building of white brick in the Early English style, consisting of chancel (added in 1859), nave, asile, built in 1892, west porch, built in 1895, and a western tower, containing 3 bells and a clock which was once the property of the celebrated William Cobbett. The font was dug up during the 18th century from the mud on the river banks: there is also a tomb with recumbent figure of John de Botley, brought from the old church which stood a mile from the village, and part of the nave still remains. ... The church was reseated in 1903, at a cost of 350, as a memorial to the Rev. Canon J. M. Lee, rector here 1855-1903: there are 400 sittings. The register dates from the year 1679.

Two portions of the civil and ecclesiastical district of St. James, West End, known as Botley Gate and Long Common, as well as a portion of the parish of Droxford, known as Steeple Court, have been united for all civil and ecclesiatical purposes to the parish of Botley.

The area is 1,982 acres of land, 5 of water, 18 of tidal water and 32 of foreshore; rateable value, 5,458; the population in 1901 was 856, including part of Hedge End.

By Local Government Board Order No. 16,412 dated March 24, 1884, a detached part of Droxford was transferred to Botley.

Extract from Kelly's directory of Hampshire, 1907.

Baptisms and marriages in this parish are included in the I.G.I..

Grid reference: SU5113

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