Widley  Hampshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Widley like this:

WIDLEY, a parish in Fareham district, Hants; under Portsdown hill, 1¾ mile N by E of Cosham r. station, and 4 NNE of Portsmouth. It includes Potwell village and part of Cosham, the latter of which has a post-office, designated Cosham, Hants. Acres, 1,090. Real property, £2,664. Pop. in 1851, 565; in 1861, 725. Houses, 129. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory, united with Wymering, in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £678.* Patron, the Rev. G. Nagée. The church has been rebuilt.

Widley through time

Widley is now part of Portsmouth district. Click here for graphs and data of how Portsmouth has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Widley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Widley, in Portsmouth and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th May 2024

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