Hound, Hampshire

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Hound Church - geograph.org.uk - 815668.jpg
The Church of St Mary the Virgin
Hound is located in Hampshire
Location within Hampshire
Population6,846 (2001 Census)
7,105 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSU466089
Civil parish
  • Hound
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSouthampton
Postcode districtSO31
Dialling code023
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
WebsiteHound Parish Council
List of places
50°52′N 1°21′W / 50.87°N 1.35°W / 50.87; -1.35Coordinates: 50°52′N 1°21′W / 50.87°N 1.35°W / 50.87; -1.35

Hound is a village and civil parish in the borough of Eastleigh in southern Hampshire, England. The parish encompasses the villages of Netley, Butlocks Heath and Old Netley, and includes such landmarks as Netley Castle and Netley Abbey. In the 2001 census, the parish had a headcount of 6,846 living in 2,928 households.[2]


The 1868 National Gazetteer described the parish as being in the Hundred of "Mainsbridge" and containing Sholing and Woolston as well as Netley.[3] The land was mainly arable farmland at this point, with some pasture and woodland, including a substantial amount of common land.[3] The parish has been recorded from about 1370, when John de Bothby, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, held the living of Hound.[4]

Parish church[edit]

The parish church of St Mary the Virgin is medieval; it contains a stained glass window by Patrick Reyntiens. The east window portrays the Virgin and Child flanked by two angels and was designed by Reyntiens in 1958–59.[5]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Parish Headcounts, Area: Hound CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 November 2008.
  3. ^ a b Pears, Brian. "National Gazetteer (1868) - Hound". Retrieved 13 November 2008.
  4. ^ Ball, F. Elrington The Judges in Ireland 1221-1921. London: John Murray, 1926
  5. ^ Goodall, John (2015). Parish Church Treasures. London: Bloomsbury; p. 277