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.
The village name may also be spelt as Chandler's Ford.
It comes under the postcode SO53 and in 1850 had a population of about 200 but this has now grown to well over 21,000. Situated between Southampton in the south and the ancient former capital of England, Winchester to the north.
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 and has proved to be a great success over the past decade.
A regional airport, Southampton Airport is only a few miles away being just to the east of Eastleigh. Flybe is the main airline based at the airport but by no means the only one as at the last count there are 38 destinations covered including the UK and places abroad.
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 a number of 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 please check out the Advertising section.
We are also available to help your business or organisation by building you a cost effective modern website. We charge £6.50 per hour labour and your website includes a free link in our community directory. Having an appealing site that provides clear information about your business will provide your existing and potential customers with what they want to know.
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 site that I administer about the country of Poland).
We have a growing list of interesting ideas for a day out and a section about hobbies plus links to other community websites so you can see what goes on elsewhere.
We would like your stories and information about Chandlers Ford
Chandlers Ford Community Website has been up and running since 2009 providing local information about the area as well as other items of interest. The site depends on people providing us with articles, local events, stories and information.
If you are from Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh or Hampshire and have ideas on what this site can include please let us know.
It is easy to get in touch with us by using the contact page.
Since 2009 the administrator has funded and run the site through his own pocket. If you like the site, please consider making a small donation, £1 will do or organisations and businesses can help by taking out an advert.
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