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Nomansland - OPC Vacancy

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Nomansland Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Bramshaw - Downton - Fritham (HAM) - West Wellow


Websites of Interest

GenUKI for information on Wiltshire and Nomansland.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.
Wiltshire Community History - Historical information for parishes within the Wiltshire County jurisdiction.



Nomansland is situated on the north edge of the New Forest on the border between Hampshire and Wiltshire. The village is part of the parish of Redlynch in Hampshire.


Parish Church

Nomansland has no Church of its own.  Worshippers would have travelled to neighbouring parishes for services.

Parish Registers held at Hampshire Record Office 

None Found


Parish History

The name of the parish is unique in that it can trace its origin to a specific date - 23rd October 1802 - the day on which an encroachment case was settled.   John Shergold had built a cottage which was deemed by the Crown to fall into the area of the New Forest (Crown land) and not in the Bishop of Winchester's land. The Court found in favour of John Shergold and determined that his cottage was not on Crown land. It was deduced therefore that the land sat neither in Crown land nor in the Bishop's land.  Claimants started to arrive that very day having walked, run or ridden to claim land without penalty and so the village became known as Nomansland.

Civil Registration



Buildings and Land

Owners of Land 1873


Crime and Legal Matters

Theft of Fowls 1906



Kellys 1889               Kellys 1915




Emigration and Migration


Employment and Business


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables

Elections, Polls and Voters Lists

MP Nominations 2015            MP Nominations 2017 

Inquest Reports

Inquest Report on George Winter 1906                    


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse



1860           1868           1870           1872




War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorial & Military Photo Gallery

Nomansland Well of Sacrifice War Memorial          Why the Poppy



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