Woodlands, Hampshire

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Woodlands Road
Woodlands is located in Hampshire
 Woodlands shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU323117
Civil parish Netley Marsh
District New Forest
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SO40
Dialling code 023
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament New Forest East
List of places

Coordinates: 50°54′15″N 1°32′32″W / 50.9041°N 1.5423°W / 50.9041; -1.5423

Woodlands is a village in the New Forest National Park of Hampshire, England. The village lies 6 miles (9.7 km) west from Southampton and 2.75 miles (4.43 km) north-east from Lyndhurst. The village is in the civil parish of Netley Marsh.


Before the 20th century Woodlands was a sparsely populated settlement.[1] Two historic buildings are known as Goldenhayes and Woodlands Lodge Hotel. The latter was a hunting lodge dating from around 1770 – it was converted to a hotel in the 1950s.[2] There was a pub here by the beginning of the 20th century known as the Royal Oak – it is now known as the Gamekeeper.[3] Woodlands experienced some growth following the arrival of Sir Richard Leys, who was a major employer in the 1920s. Sir Richard had Woodlands House built in 1905.[1] Many of the other Edwardian houses in Woodlands were due to him - Lampits house was his coach house where his chauffeur lived, and a house on the double bend near Busketts Lawn was his stables.[1] More infilling of houses occurred in the 1920s and 30s, and especially in the post World War II period with the building of many of the bungalows along the northern end of Woodlands Road.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Parish Plan 2010, page 15, Netley Marsh Parish
  2. ^ Parish Plan 2010, page 12, Netley Marsh Parish
  3. ^ a b Parish Plan 2010, page 21, Netley Marsh Parish

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