Huckles Brook near Ogdens Farm
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Ogdens is a hamlet in the civil parish of Hyde(where the 2011 Census population was included). It is situated in the valley of Latchmore Brook (or Huckles Brook).[dead link] Most of the settlement is surrounded by the heathland and woodland of the New Forest. The hamlet is very rural with a few post-war dwellings, mixed in with older houses scattered on tracks and farmland. There is a car park at Ogdens allowing access to the heathland of the New Forest. Nearby is Ogdens Purlieu, a boggy area of heathland between Ogdens and Dockens Water.
The hamlet is named after Ogden Rooke, a local landowner who possessed Ogdens Purlieu in the latter half of the 17th century. Purlieu is a Norman-French word meaning "the outskirts of a forest" – a place free from forest laws.
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