Stubbington

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Stubbington
Stubbington is located in Hampshire
Stubbington
Stubbington
 Stubbington shown within Hampshire
District Fareham
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FAREHAM
Postcode district PO14
Dialling code 01329
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Gosport
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire

Coordinates: 50°49′32″N 1°12′51″W / 50.82560°N 1.21406°W / 50.82560; -1.21406

Stubbington is a small Hampshire village which is located between Southampton and Portsmouth on the south coast of England. It is within the borough of Fareham but is part of the parliamentary constituency of Gosport.

History[edit]

Both Stubbington and neighbouring Crofton were mentioned in the Domesday Book (the 11th century UK census) as small districts belonging to the estates of Titchfield Abbey[citation needed].

The earliest known cricket match to have been played in Hampshire took place on Tues 22 May 1733 in the village. It was between Married v Single. The Married team won. Details were found by Martin Wilson in the American Weekly Mercury, a Philadelphia newspaper dated 20 to 27 September 1733. Mr Wilson subsequently found an earlier version of the report in an English newspaper, the 18 June 1733 edition of Parker's Penny Post.[1]

During the 19th century, Stubbington engulfed Crofton and the small fishing village of Hill Head. The Crofton name still remains in the name of many local facilities, such as the Crofton School and Crofton Old Church.

At the start of the 20th century, the village still consisted of just a few dozen cottages and farms[citation needed]. By 1939, the population had risen to around 2,500[citation needed] and a number of small shops had opened surrounding the village green. This remains the central focus of the village to the present day, with a war memorial situated on the central village green.

The Church[edit]

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The War Memorial and Village Pump[edit]

In 1922 a wooden War Memorial was built to commemorate those from Stubbington and Hill Head who fell in the First World War. Their names were carved into the roof of the memorial although over the years they have been worn away. The Memorial takes the form of a shelter over the village pump, and today it is one of few pre-war structures standing in the vicinity of Stubbington Village Centre. The names carved into the roof of the memorial have now been cleaned and can be seen clearly[citation needed].

Present day[edit]

Today[when?], the population of Stubbington has risen to over 15,000[citation needed], with new housing estates taking over a number of the surrounding fields. The village has a number of modern shops as well as a range of other facilities, including a doctor, dentist, library, community centre and seven schools. The former Royal Navy site of HMS Daedalus lies between Stubbington and neighbouring Lee-on-the-Solent, and a small part is currently being developed, however more is scheduled for further development[citation needed] that could further expand the village.

Neighbouring areas[edit]

The nearest village is Titchfield. Also near Stubbington is the area of Fareham called Hill Head and the town of Lee-on-the-Solent.

Schools[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Stubbington at Wikimedia Commons