Ashlett

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Ashlett
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Ashlett Mill
Ashlett is located in Hampshire
Ashlett
Ashlett
Location within Hampshire
OS grid referenceSU465032
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSOUTHAMPTON
Postcode districtSO45
Dialling code023
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
50°49′N 1°20′W / 50.82°N 01.34°W / 50.82; -01.34Coordinates: 50°49′N 1°20′W / 50.82°N 01.34°W / 50.82; -01.34

Ashlett is a small settlement in Hampshire, England. It is in the civil parish of Fawley. It is at the end of Ashlett Creek, a tidal inlet of Southampton Water. Ashlett is known for having a well-preserved tidal mill (currently a sailing club clubhouse), which is next to a free slipway and landing stage. Although the creek is only accessible at high tide, the historic mill and free landing stage make it a popular destination for dinghy sailors from around Southampton Water.

Ashlett Creek[edit]

Ashlett is a natural creek, located down a lane leading from the village of Fawley.[1] At the beginning of the 20th century ships of 100, or even 150 tons, were brought up here at high tide, and unloaded at Victoria Quay.[1] It was used extensively to bring in construction materials when the first refinery was built at Fawley in the 1920s.[2]

There is a pub at Ashlett called the Jolly Sailor.

Ashlett Mill[edit]

Ashlett Mill is a brick building with a tiled mansard roof.[3] It was built in 1816, replacing an earlier mill.[2] It now serves as a meeting and club house of the Waterside Sports and Social Club and the Ashlett Sailing Club.[2]

Governance[edit]

The hamlet of Ashlett is part of the civil parish of Fawley, and part of the Fawley, Blackfield and Langley ward of the New Forest council.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Victoria County History, (1912), A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 5, Fawley
  2. ^ a b c Ashlett Mill and Creek Historical Note Archived 2013-04-13 at the Wayback Machine, Ashlett Sailing Club
  3. ^ Hampshire Treasures, Volume 5 (New Forest), Page 125 Archived 2012-06-09 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Containing areas from mapit.mysociety.org". 2010. Retrieved 3 November 2010.

External links[edit]

Media related to Ashlett at Wikimedia Commons