Netley

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Netley Abbey
NetleyStation.jpg
Netley railway station
Netley Abbey is located in Hampshire
Netley Abbey
Netley Abbey
Netley Abbey shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU454085
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Southampton
Postcode district SO31
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
Website English Heritage
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
50°52′27″N 1°21′12″W / 50.87421°N 1.35328°W / 50.87421; -1.35328Coordinates: 50°52′27″N 1°21′12″W / 50.87421°N 1.35328°W / 50.87421; -1.35328

Netley Abbey, sometimes referred to as Netley, is a village on the south coast of Hampshire, England. It is situated to the south-east of the city of Southampton. It is flanked on one side by the ruins of Netley Abbey and on the other by the Royal Victoria Country Park, which is the site of the old Royal Victoria Military Hospital (or Netley Hospital); built after the Crimean War, and used extensively from 1863 through World War II until its closure in 1979 when it was converted into a country park. It is located in the Parish of Hound[clarification needed], an area which also covers Butlocks Heath and Old Netley.

The oldest part of Netley retains the feel of a somewhat old-fashioned and quaint village, with some traditional small shops, and rows of colourful terraced cottages. It is located along the eastern shore of Southampton Water; the shingle beach looks across to Hythe and Fawley, although the vista is somewhat dominated by Fawley Oil Refinery.

Away from the shore, larger estates of houses have developed over the years which have greatly increased Netley's population and blurred the boundary between Netley Abbey and Butlocks Heath, but the village still retains the feel of a small community.[clarification needed] There were two schools linked to each other, called Netley Abbey Infant School and Netley Abbey & Butlocks Heath County Junior School; there was extensive building on the site of the junior school in the late 1980s, and the site now provides a primary school for the village. There are a handful of churches, including the parish church of St Edward the Confessor.

Netley railway station has hourly services to Southampton and Portsmouth.

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