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THORN W. F. & SON LTD. structural engineers '(fire escapes, steel stairs, architectural & builders' ironwork) Tanner's brook, Millbrook tcL Tel. 73106
haulage contractors (25 miles radius), Lime Tree, Millbrook rd •
Tizzard Lionel, hardware dir. 6 Pondside
TRANSPORT CAFE (Miss M. E. Jeanes, proprietress), oafe (cigarettes, bed & breakfast, parking), Redbridge rd
Truck Mixed Concrete (Southampton) Ltd. concrete manufacturers, - _
Millbrook road.
Telephone, Southampton 73629 Warwick Wm. Hy. Royal Oak P.H. Wimp-son la
Willingale Frank, shopkpr. (& - post office), Wimpson la
LTD. coach work & .sheet ' metal Engineers, Wimpson la. Tel. 72566 Withers Chas. Alfd. boot repr. Ashley, Crabwood rd. Wimpson '
See. Sound & Netley Abbey.
NURSLING is a pleasant scattered village situated on the river Test, with a •'railway station, 5 miles north-west from Southampton, 3i south from Romsey, 2 north from Redbridge station and 84 from London. By the County of Southampton Review Order (1932) which came into operation on April 1st 1932, this civil parish was united • with that of Rownhams. It is in the rural . deanery of "Romsey, archdeaconry and diocese of Winchester. Gas and electricity are available. , Water is supplied , by the Southampton Corporation. The church, dedicated to St. Boniface, who resided in the monastery in the parish, for twenty years and was martyred in 755, is an ancient brick and stone edifice in the Early English style, consisting of a chancel, nave, vestry, south transept and south porch, low western tower with wooden spire and 3 bells: the chancel was restored in 1882 and the remainder of the building in 1890: the church contains several monuments; in the1 vestry are recumbent stone effigies to. Sir ■Richard Barker-Mill bart. . dated 1613, Thomas Knollys. 1751, and to one of the Morris family 1776: there are 200 sittings. The register dates from the year 1#17. The living is a rectory, in the gift of the Bishop of Winchester,, and held since 1947 by the Bev. Colin Joseph Thompson M.A. of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. A churqh room was erected in 1897 in commemoration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. The Methodists have a chapel and Sunday, school ^ere. Grove Place, now occupied by Miss J. Magniac, is- an ancient red brick man-son in the Elizabethan, style, approached , by a double avenue of lime trees: the house ' was formerly used by Queen Elizabeth as a hunting-box; about 1860 Viscount Palmer-ston purchased it from the Crown, and it has^since been restored. The old mansion of Grove Place, south-west of the avenue,
was pulled down in 1600, and the present house, commenced in 1565, was completed about 1576; the body of William . Rufus rested here on its way to. Winchester; the east staircase is probably unique; the old oak-panelling of Tudor pattern and finely worked plaster ceilings are very beautiful: the royal arms of Queen Elizabeth; with E. R. on the shields are in several of the rooms, and the royal arms of. Charles I. over the fireplace in the dihing room, placed there by Sir Henry Xnollys, comptroller of the royal household and lessee of Grove Place from St. George's, Windsor. • Grove Place is presumed to have been part of the endowment given by.Edward III. when in 1344 he created the order of Knights of the Garter and founded the Chapel of St. George for them "Within his Castle of Windsor,'' and endowed the canons; with a good and liberal revenue. Earl Moiintbatten of Burma K.G.. P.C., G.M.S.I., G.M.I.E., G.C.V.O., K.C.B., D.S.O. and Peter Vaudrey Barker-Mill esq. are. the chief landowners. . ...A portion of the parish has been assigned to the ecclesiastical parish district of St. John the Evangelist, Rownhams, and is now constituted a separate parish. The soil is gravel, sand and clay, and produces good barley, wheat and oats; subsoil, clay and gravel. The area of the united parishes is 3,520 acres. Population in 1931 was 1,267.
The Hamlet of Leg was transferred from Romsey to Nursling ecclesiastical parish by order in Council May 1929.
Upton is a hamlet, on the Romsey and Southampton road, half a mile north-east. Parish Council; G. T. Whitmarsh (chairman), H. W. Adcock, J. Cheesmore, E. , Johnson, P. Phillips, A. Seager, J. E. Webber, R. L. Welch, W. J. Wilcox. ,S. Williams, iS. E. West; C. G. Burt, clerk Nursling (C. of E.) Primary! School, Mrs. G. L. Adcock, headmistress ••••••* %
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