WELCOME TO The Tin Church, At Bartley,

In The New Forest

 

The village of Bartley is situated within the parish of Netley Marsh on the western borders of Southampton and the New Forest. Architecturally, the village has little of real historical importance,the main Georgian house and park of Goldenhayes possibly having the longest history, and it was from this household that the tin church was created, and now, although very simple, the tin church is really the main visual focal point of Bartley. A Georgian house, now Woodlands Lodge Hotel, exists on the border of Bartley and Woodlands, and it is said that on this site existed a Hunting Lodge, probably in the 16th century, when the Royal rights to hunt deer were at their peak. Any further historical information would be very welcome. The Bartley cricket pitch is shown on a map of 1869; that must give the village some sense of history, it is still in use today, situated as it is within the boundary of the New Forest, it has survived the New Forest ponies and deer, as well as the cricketers, for 150 years.

 

 

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This site published by Neville Hunter,Forest Pharmacy,Southampton Road, Bartley,Southampton.