Hordle Village Visitor Information

HORDLE HISTORY  The name Hordle is generally believed to mean hoard hill – OE hordhyll – (treasure hill), There is no connection with “Golden Hill” which lies on the main road from Hordle to Ashley and which is a Victorian invention as is Silver Street. In modern times, one 4th-century copper coin (of Maximus) has been found in a garden near Golden Hill. Hordle has a several shops including a pharmacy, a pet shop, wool shop and a Chinese takeaway, a garage and Co-operative Stores. The village also has a primary school, and a pub: The Three Bells.        The present civil parish is somewhat smaller than the 3,854 acres (15.60 km2) it used to contain, but still includes the hamlets of Tiptoe and Everton. Originally the parish included both Hurst Spit (and Hurst Castle) as well as Sway tower. During the 19th century, Hurst Spit and adjacent areas were transferred to Milford whilst the hamlet of Everton was included in Hordle. Similarly, a northwestern section was transferred to the newly created parish of Sway.

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Local Information

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Population5,654 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSZ268957
DistrictNew Forest
Shire countyHampshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLymington
Postcode districtSO410
Dialling code(s)01425/01590
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK ParliamentNew Forest West
Coordinates50.7603°N 1.6212°W

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