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Colbury is located in Hampshire
Location within Hampshire
OS grid referenceSU348108
Civil parish
  • Ashurst and Colbury
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSO40
Dialling code023[1]
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°53′46″N 1°30′22″W / 50.896°N 1.506°W / 50.896; -1.506Coordinates: 50°53′46″N 1°30′22″W / 50.896°N 1.506°W / 50.896; -1.506

Colbury is a small village in the New Forest National Park, in Hampshire, England. The village lies along Deerleap Lane,[2] near the modern village of Ashurst.


The name Colbury is derived from Middle English for "Cola's manor",[3] and near Colbury is an estate called Langley which was held by "Cola the Hunter" in the Domesday Book of 1086.[4] The manor of Colbury was given to the Abbot of Beaulieu by Robert de Punchardon sometime in the 13th century.[2] A grant of free warren in the manor was made in 1359–60 to the Abbot and convent of Beaulieu.[2] Successive abbots remained in possession of the manor until the dissolution of the abbey in April 1538, when it passed to the Crown.[2] It was purchased in 1544 by John Mill and his son John. The elder John died in 1551 and the younger John was succeeded by his son Lewknor.[2] He died in November 1587, and his son Lewknor died in the following month, leaving John his brother and heir.[2] John was created a baronet in 1619, and the manor descended with the Mill Baronets until the death of the last baronet in 1835.[2]

The site of the Colbury Manor House is about a mile to the northeast of Colbury village, close to the village of Eling.[5] The house which is now there is modern, and no trace of ancient buildings survive.[5]

Colbury was for centuries a tithing in Eling parish. Its population in 1870 was 341 people.[6] The church in Colbury, called Christ Church, was built in 1870 by Benjamin Ferrey.[7]

The civil parish of Colbury was one of the parishes created out of the ancient parish of Eling in 1894.[2] Colbury parish was abolished in 1934 when 4722 acres were transferred to the parish of Denny Lodge and 750 acres were transferred to Totton and Eling.[8] The modern parish of Ashurst and Colbury was created in 1985, but administers a much small area than the old Colbury parish.


  1. ^ "Telecoms numbering". 28 April 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Parishes: Eling".
  3. ^ Colbury, Old Hampshire Gazetteer
  4. ^ Anna Powell-Smith. "Langley - Domesday Book". Archived from the original on 2012-07-30.
  5. ^ a b "Hampshire Treasures". Archived from the original on 2012-06-09. Retrieved 2011-11-02.
  6. ^ John Marius Wilson, (1870-72) Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, page 24
  7. ^ "Hampshire Treasures". Archived from the original on 2012-06-09. Retrieved 2011-11-02.
  8. ^ Relationships / unit history of COLBURY,

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