East End, Hampshire

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East End
East End, ponies - geograph.org.uk - 1376170.jpg
East End
East End is located in Hampshire
East End
East End
Location within Hampshire
OS grid referenceSZ366974
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSO41 5
Dialling code01590
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
50°46′30″N 1°28′57″W / 50.7750°N 1.4825°W / 50.7750; -1.4825Coordinates: 50°46′30″N 1°28′57″W / 50.7750°N 1.4825°W / 50.7750; -1.4825

East End is a hamlet in the civil parish of East Boldre in the New Forest National Park of Hampshire, England. Its nearest town is Lymington, which lies approximately 4.2 miles (6.7 km) south-west from the hamlet.


Although traditionally within the parish of Boldre, the name of the hamlet apparently derives from the fact that "East End Bridge" was also the easternmost point of the parliamentary borough of Lymington.[1] The bridge in question is built over Crockford Stream which flows into Sowley Pond just to the southeast of East End. An Independent Chapel was built at East End in 1808, later to become Congregational and, subsequently, a United Reformed Church. The small brick building with its tiled roof survives as a commercial establishment.[2] The hamlet of East End was included in the civil parish of East Boldre when the parish was created in 1929.[3]

There is one inn called the "East End Arms". It was bought in the mid 1990s by John Illsley, former bass guitarist of the rock band, Dire Straits.[4][5]


  1. ^ John Gorton, (1833), A topographical dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland, page 30
  2. ^ East Boldre: A New Forest Squatters Settlement 1700 - 1900
  3. ^ East Boldre Archived 2011-09-18 at the Wayback Machine, www3.hants.gov.uk
  4. ^ East End Arms - New Forest Pub
  5. ^ The East End Arms, Hampshire: Hotel Guru, Daily Telegraph, 10 September 2011

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