Beckley, Hampshire

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Beckley
Road Junction, Beckley - geograph.org.uk - 64796.jpg
Road Junction at Beckley
Beckley is located in Hampshire
Beckley
Beckley
Location within Hampshire
OS grid referenceSZ221963
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townChristchurch
Postcode districtBH23
Dialling code01425
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
50°45′54″N 1°41′20″W / 50.765°N 01.689°W / 50.765; -01.689Coordinates: 50°45′54″N 1°41′20″W / 50.765°N 01.689°W / 50.765; -01.689

Beckley is a hamlet in Hampshire, England. It lies in the civil parish of Bransgore.

Beckley is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, when it was held by "Nigel the doctor" from Earl Roger of Shrewsbury.[1] Before 1066 it was held by Holmger.[1] The manor was known as Bichelei in 1086, and Beckele in 1294.[2] The name means Beocca's or Bicca's clearing, and may be related to the Domesday manor of Becton found to the east of Barton on Sea.[2] Today Beckley is still a small settlement clustered around Beckley Farm.[3]

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