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Huckles Brook near Ogdens Farm
Ogdens is located in Hampshire
Ogdens shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU178121
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SP6
Dialling code 01425
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
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50°54′37″N 1°44′48″W / 50.9103°N 01.7466°W / 50.9103; -01.7466Coordinates: 50°54′37″N 1°44′48″W / 50.9103°N 01.7466°W / 50.9103; -01.7466

Ogdens is a small hamlet south of Hyde Common near Frogham in the New Forest area of Hampshire, England.

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).[1][dead link] Most of the settlement is surrounded by the heathland and woodland of the New Forest.[1] The hamlet is very rural with a few post-war dwellings, mixed in with older houses scattered on tracks and farmland.[1] There is a car park at Ogdens allowing access to the heathland of the New Forest.[2] 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.[3] Purlieu is a Norman-French word meaning "the outskirts of a forest" – a place free from forest laws.


  1. ^ a b c Hyde Parish Village Design Statement Archived July 31, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., page 9
  2. ^ Norman Henderson, (2007), A Walk Around the New Forest: In Thirty-Five Circular Walks, pages 121. Frances Lincoln Ltd
  3. ^ New Forest Walks, page 386

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