Elvetham Hall

Elvetham Hall History

Elvetham Hall history is fascinatingly linked to the Seymour family and the Tudor royal family. The original house burnt down in the mid 19th century and a mighty Victorian Gothic mansion stands to replace it.

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The Tichborne Family Chapel

The Tichborne family chapel in the church of St Andrew’s Tichborne is a rare survivor of a Roman Catholic in a pre-reformation church. It has a very different look to the rest of the church.

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Paulet Family in Hampshire

The Paulet family are an ancient and important family in Hampshire and also played an important role in the history of England. Memorials to the Paulet family and its variant spellings abound in churches around the county.

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Netley Castle

Netley Castle and Abbey

Netley Castle faces out across Southampton Water, its back turned on nearby Netley Abbey and looking out for signs of a possible French invasion Netley Castle started life as the gatehouse to the Cistercian Netley Abbey. The early grounds of the abbey spilled outside of its present day boundaries and road, down to the shore…

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Bishop Walter Curle of Winchester

Bishop Curle of Winchester fled Cromwell’s army in a cart of horse manure, leaving his Bishop’s palace at Bishops Waltham heading for the small village of Soberton in Hampshire, where he is buried in the church of St Peter there.

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