Blackfield, Hampshire

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Coordinates: 50°49′06″N 1°22′22″W / 50.8184°N 1.3728°W / 50.8184; -1.3728

Blackfield
Blackfield, play area - geograph.org.uk - 2621581.jpg
Blackfield Recreation ground
Blackfield is located in Hampshire
Blackfield
Blackfield
 Blackfield shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU443023
Civil parish Fawley
District New Forest
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SOUTHAMPTON
Postcode district SO45
Dialling code 023
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament New Forest East
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Blackfield is a village in Hampshire, England. It is within the parish of Fawley, and encompasses the small village of Langley.

Schools[edit]

The local school is Blackfield Primary (previously divided into Blackfield Infants, and Blackfield Junior Schools). The catchment secondary school for Blackfield is New Forest Academy.

History[edit]

The name "Blackfields" was originally applied to an area of countryside near the village of Fawley, and there is still a Blackwell Common next to Blackfield.[1] The name presumably derives from the soil colour, some of which is marshy and black.[1] The settlement of Blackfield began in the late 19th century when, at first mud cottages, and then later, small red-brick houses were built in the area of moorland once known as Hugh's Common.[2] It was close to the small village of Langley, and since the 19th century Blackfield has grown to encompass Langley.

Sport and leisure[edit]

Blackfield has a Non-League football club Blackfield & Langley F.C., which plays at The Gang Warily Community & Recreation Centre.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Blackfield, Hampshire at Wikimedia Commons