History of the Ordnance Survey

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Thankful for the great British mapping system, history society members managed to find their way to the community centre and listen to a talk about the history of Ordnance Survey. The founding father of the Ordnance Survey is considered to … Continued

Summer Outing Winchester

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This Season’s Summer Outing for History Society members and guests  will take us to Winchester to visit the Hospital of St Cross and Winchester College. On arrival we will have refreshments, followed by our own group tour carried out by … Continued


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BY ANDREW NEGUS Titchfield History Society will be getting a bit of a reputation.  Earlier this year we learnt about the medieval brothels in London and have now progressed to the Harlots of Portsmouth.  Andrew Negus gave a light-hearted presentation, … Continued

Committee Meeting at HMS Victory

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The Committee were given permission to hold a meeting in the Officers Wardroom of HMS Victory, followed by a very informative tour of the ship, ending in a traditional rum tot. Fabulous opportunity.

Old Roads Through Titchfield

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Tis map published by Milne in 1791 is one of the more advanced 18th century maps, but is does reveal very different travel patterns to those we experience today. The main road between Southampton and Portsmouth was the old medieval … Continued

A Royal Wedding 1445

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Medieval monasteries were amongst the most impressive buildings of their times. They were spacious, sumptuously built and maintained and were certainly fitting places for the accommodation of the well-to-do. The abbey at Titchfield, although by no means the largest or … Continued

The Beestons of Titchfield

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William Beeston was a prosperous man who was living at Posbrook House towards the end of his life. He was a tenant of the earl and had the means to educate his children. His eldest son, Henry, became Master at … Continued

Titchfield Hundred

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The manor and the hundred and the shire were Saxon administrative inventions and were adopted without change by the Normans. The French name of Manor was substituted as was County, but the Hundred  kept its Saxon name. Broadly speaking the … Continued