Pilley, Hampshire

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Coordinates: 50°46′57″N 1°31′55″W / 50.78244°N 1.53186°W / 50.78244; -1.53186

Pilley
Pilley, Fleur De Lys - geograph.org.uk - 1707951.jpg
Pilley, looking towards the Fleur De Lys inn
Pilley is located in Hampshire
Pilley
Pilley
 Pilley shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SZ331982
District New Forest
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LYMINGTON
Postcode district SO42
Dialling code 01590
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament New Forest East
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Pilley is a small village in the civil parish of Boldre, in the New Forest national park in Hampshire, England. Pilley is located 2 miles north of the port of Lymington.

Overview[edit]

Pilley is a village located just east of the village of Boldre, in Hampshire. At the west end of the village is as Pilley Hill and at the east end is Bull Hill. The northern part of the village is known as Pilley Bailey. Pilley is home to Boldre War Memorial Hall,[1] and an Anglican chapel dedicated to Saint Nicholas.[2] The village also has a primary school (named after William Gilpin),[3] and a pre-school.[4]

The village has one inn called the Fleur de Lys.[5] The inn claims to be the oldest in the New Forest,[6] and to have been serving drinks since 1096.[7] A list of landlords going back to 1498 is viewable by the entrance.[7]

History[edit]

Pilley is listed three times in the Domesday Book of 1086. Before 1066 the lands had been held by Edric, Alfric Small, and Algar.[8] By 1086, much of the land had been taken into the New Forest with the exception of some land held by Alfric Small and Hugh de Quintin.[8] By 1316 the Pilley family were established here, as Roger de Pilley appears as joint owner with John de Wereburn of the vill of Pilley.[9] During the 15th century record is found of small estates held by various families, and in 1505 the manor was in the possession of Roger Filey, who left as heir a niece Joan, aged nine years.[9] In 1547 John Filey sold the manor to John Mill. It remained in the Mill family into the 17th century, but it then passed through various hands until the late 18th century, when the manorial rights probably lapsed.[9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Boldre War Memorial Hall, retrieved, 18 July, 2011
  2. ^ St Nicholas, Boldre and South Baddesley Benefice, retrieved, 18 July, 2011
  3. ^ William Gilpin Primary School, retrieved, 18 July, 2011
  4. ^ Bees Knees Boldre Pre-School, retrieved, 18 July, 2011
  5. ^ Fleur de Lys, Pilley, beerintheevening.com, retrieved, 18 July, 2011
  6. ^ Garry Hogg, (1974), The English Country Inn, page 105. Batsford
  7. ^ a b Judith Bamber, Helena Smith, 2003, The rough guide to walks in London and southeast England, page 146. Rough Guides
  8. ^ a b Domesday Map, Place: Pilley
  9. ^ a b c Victoria County History, (1911), A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 4 - Boldre, Pages 616-623

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