Chandlers Ford Community Website in Eastleigh and Hampshire
Welcome to Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh located in the county of Hampshire, United Kingdom, situated seven miles north of one of England's major ports, the city of Southampton.
Discover Chandlers Ford, the village (now with an ever growing population) a district within the Borough of Eastleigh and until recently, an ‘unparished area’ of Eastleigh but a local poll was recently taken resulting in a change. It last had its own parish council in 1932 but Chandlers Ford now has its own parish council once again.
It comes under the postcode SO53 and in 1850 had a population of about 200 but this has now grown to well over 20,000.
The M3 motorway flanks the eastern border of Chandler's Ford and the town is known for its many working commuters to both Southampton and London. The railway line is now a single track running from Eastleigh to Salisbury via Romsey and the station at Hursley Road which was closed in 1969 reopened in 2003. A regional airport, Southampton Airport is only a few miles away being just to the east of Eastleigh.
The village name may also be spelt as Chandler's Ford.
It is not entirely clear when the area became known as Chandlers Ford but it had three fords, the most important being the one that crossed the brook on the junction between Hursley Road and Winchester Road by the shopping mall, Central Precinct. The ‘Chandler’ part of the name has many theories.
The area possible has historical connections with battles between the Saxons and Danes in the 800’s. It is thought that King William II, Rufus was killed on 2 August 1100 while out hunting in the New Forest; (Chandlers Ford being part of the forest) The Rufus Stone is at Canteron Glen to mark the site where Sir Walter Tyrell fired the fatal arrow at the King.
The area is also linked to Oliver Cromwell’s family and the Manor of Merdon which later became Hursley Park Estates. In the nineteenth century the main industry of the area was brick-making due to the local clay being of good quality for such purposes. There where three sites, Castle Lane, Fryern Hill and Common Road.
Hiltingbury Lakes is located at Chandlers Ford in Hampshire and has about seventeen acres of water, woodland and wildlife. Here you can enjoy walking, fishing or just watching the wildlife.
You can read more about Chandlers Ford in a book called, “The Chandler’s Ford Story” by Barbara Hillier and Gerald Ponting.
About Chandlers Ford Community Website
This local website has many interesting articles on community information including travel, days out, events, business, charities, aviation, walks, wildlife reserves, website design, weather, clubs, churches, schools, health, and articles on other Hampshire towns and villages together with the Chandlers Ford Community Directory - an advertising medium for local businesses and organisations.
Businesses in Chandlers Ford are very important to the local economy so one of our aims is to help our local businesses by providing a low cost directory, advertising starts at just £12 for a full years entry. For further details click here.
This being a local community website will be forever changing and growing as time marches on and will include links and articles about local issues but also you will find details on travel both here in the UK and abroad, (you may wish to visit PolandExplorer.com - another major site that I administer about the country of Poland). Other subjects like interesting ideas for a day out and a section about hobbies. We are also building a section on links to other community websites so you can see what goes on elsewhere.
We have now added a section where you can advertise your property for sale or rent for just £1 per month to the community of Chandlers Ford and the World Wide Web and a new section titled "Hampshire" which will expand to provide details of the county such as information on other towns that you may wish to visit.
Have you ever wondered how much it really costs to run your car? Well, why not take a look at Car Costs and discover the hidden costs that those in power would rather you were not aware of. Let us for example take a family car bought new for £13,000 using a loan of £10,000 over three years and doing an average of 12,000 miles per year. Based on a salary of £25,000 per annum. You may end up paying 83% tax.
Associated with the 'Car Costs' spreadsheet is a salary and tax calculator as well as a commuter spreadsheet showing true costs of travelling taking into account the tax and National Insurance you have already paid on your salary.
We would like your stories and information about Chandlers Ford
Have a look around this website and enjoy it. This is a living ongoing site and there is still much to do. We welcome contributions from the people of Chandlers Ford or else where in the world who feel they can contribute and make the site even more interesting. Email us your article(s) and information.
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We are looking for interesting articles and details of local events here in Chandlers Ford. Use the contacts page to get in touch.
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