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History of the New Forest

History of the New Forest

The history of the New Forest National Park, is evident in the landscape, in the villages and towns and on the coast of this unique part of Britain.

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Buckler’s Hard

Bucklers Hard Hampshire

Buckler’s Hard, a place that launched at least three of the warships commanded by Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar The hamlet of Buckler’s Hard, with its two neat rows of brick terraced cottages running out to the Beaulieu River are all that remains today to remind us of the once famous shipyard that used…

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Dame Alice Lisle

Dame Alice Lisle executed in Winchester

Damo Alice Lisle was the first to be tried by Judge Jeffreys during the court trials in Winchester that became known as the Bloody Assizes

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St John the Baptist Church Boldre

Hood Memorial St John the Baptist Boldre

St John the Baptist Church, Boldre has possibly been a site of worship for over 2000 years St John the Baptist Church, Boldre occupies a beautiful location, standing aside the valley of the River Boldre as it cuts its way through the New Forest. It seems to be the perfect setting to foster the literary…

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Creating the ‘New Forest’

Forest Laws were introduced by William I and the New Forest in Hampshire was one of the most important of the King’s hunting grounds. For the local population however it was the imposition of a tyranny that brought them great suffering.

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What is a Hampshire Hog?

People of Hampshire are colloquially referred to as ‘Hampshire Hogs’ a reference to the Hampshire Pig which was bred out of the wild boar that roamed the New Forest a thousand years ago

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