Perambulation of the bounds of Headley Parish in the year 1890

With [corrections from 1895] and {additions in 1919} following army activity on Ludshott Common

  1. A cross and stone, E. of the road from Sleaford to Greatham [Bordon Camp to White Hill], about 4 chains E. of the stone (W.D., No.24) which is at the S. apex of the Government triangular piece; the cross and stone being on the S. side of the driftway.
  2. Thence, in a straight line very nearly S.E., to a point in Mr Lemon's S. hedge, about 8 chains from the Deadwater and Walldown road.
  3. Thence, in the same straight line, to a point in Lady Erle's S. hedge about 3 chains from the same road; a cross being made on the S. side of the hedge in Mr Lemon's firs.
  4. Thence, in the same straight line, through Mr Lemon's firs and across the road, to a cross by the roadside, 1 rod from the S. fence of Mr Chalcraft's piece.
  5. Thence, in the same straight line, to a point in this S. fence 2 rod from the road.
  6. Thence, in the same straight line, to a cross on Walldown just to the right of the clump.
  7. Thence, in the same straight line, between Mr Dixon's two buildings.
  8. Thence, in the same straight line, to White Hill cross on the S. side of the road, opposite the E. end of Mr Lawrence's house.
  9. Thence, in the same straight line, to a cross by 1 oak in Headley and 13 oaks in Selborne [an oak in Headley, there being 13 oaks in Selborne] on the N. side of and near to another road leading to Hollywater Village.
  10. Thence, slightly curving to the E., to a cross on the S. side of this road about 3 chains from the N.W. corner of Mr Fisher's ground.
  11. Thence, on the same curve, to a point in Mr Fisher's W. hedge 9 rod from the same corner.
  12. Thence, on the same curve, to where "Eade's chimney" was.

    Note: "Eade's Chimney" was where the parishes of Bramshott, Headley and Selborne (now Blackmoor) met, at the centre of a chimney of a house inhabited by a person named Eade. This house was demolished between 1881 and 1890, leaving no trace as to where the chimney stood. A joint party from Bramshott and Headley in 1890 then determined it to be: "in a small garden lying due north and 23 paces from the door of the house inhabited by Charles Fisher; the spot being 5 yards from the S. bank, and 7 yards from the W. bank, and 12 paces from a wild cherry tree situated on the E. side of the garden".
  13. Thence E. through a big stump to the stream at the bottom of the field, where the more Northern of the two water-courses runs in.
  14. Thence in the same straight line to the S. corner of a fuel shed belonging to Mr Huntingford; cutting off a very small piece of Mr Greenaway's plot.
  15. Thence, still in a straight line, across the road to the corner of the hedge on the N. side of the road.
  16. Thence in the same straight line along the bottom of a ditch to another road.
  17. Thence in the same line, and 25 feet from the hedge [ditch], to where the bank again projects.
  18. Thence up the common, 3 feet from the bank, right up to the Farnham and Liphook road, and across the road with the drain.
  19. Thence, up the S. side of the hedges to Westlands.
  20. Thence in the same direction down the watercourse on the W. side of Westlands.
  21. Thence in the same direction, 20 paces, to the head of the old course, thence down the course to the hedge, taking in one paine, and down the centre of the course to the river.
  22. Thence across the river nearly in the direction of an oak tree, and across the meadow between the streams to where the rails were.
  23. Thence E. (after crossing the stream) up to Mr Warren's road; by a course, and then 12 paces.
  24. Thence across the road, and up the S. side of the hedge of several fields (one meadow and four fields) to the pond opposite Mr Tilbury's.
  25. Thence, without going into the pond, up the W. side of the road to the corner of the hedge opposite the limekiln, [noting on the green the cross showing where James Luke Hack was killed].
  26. Thence across to the E. side of the road, and up the E. (and afterwards S.) side of the road to Golden Cross, (sometimes called Reden's Corner) by a gate leading into what was Little Common.
  27. Thence through the gate up by the S. hedge of what was Little Common, this S. hedge being out of the parish, (crossing a new hedge after a while, so as always to keep to the S. side of Little Common,) to Hurland's Cross on the road leading to Bramshott; Hurland's Cross being about 21 [25] rod S. of where the above "new hedge" strikes this road.
  28. Thence across the road to the end of the stone wall opposite, and N. up that wall, and (through the gate) round by the N. hedge of Gentel's coppice, (keeping to the N. of the hedge), to a stone at the head of Fuller's Bottom road. {Stone gone in 1919 but will be replaced by Trust}
  29. Thence, crossing the road at right angles, to a point about 5 chains up the bank, noting an old mound and cross 2 chains up. [The small pieces outside the bank here and in Nos. 31 & 32 are supposed to have been left so as to give access to the common. The boundary in 29, 31 & 32 is taken from the Inclosure Map.] {Cross and mound re-cut 1919}
  30. Thence, up the E. side of the bank, nearly to the top of the hill to within about 5 chains of a tree on the bank where the bank bends. {National Trust stump and cross found 1919}
  31. Thence, leaving the bank, to a cross 1 chain to the S.W. of the tree in a line with that part of the bank which is to the N.E of that tree. {Cross not found in 1919}
  32. Thence, in about the same direction, to a cross which is 12 paces to the right of the tree. {Cross renewed 1919}

    {33 to 36 The Military trenches made during the Great War have obliterated the old marks}
  33. Thence, in about the same direction, up a sort of little hollow, 100 paces to a cross.
  34. Thence, in a straight line (which produced backward would meet the bank 39 feet N.E. of the tree of No.30) 150 paces to a stone on a mound, set with its point uppermost. [see below]
  35. Thence in about the same direction, another 150 paces, to a cross and stone at the beginning of a ditch and bank.

    [1835 correction to cover both 34 & 35: Thence in a straight line, some 300 paces, to a cross and stone at the beginning of a ditch and bank.]
  36. Thence up the bank to a cross which is just beyond where a road crosses the bank.
  37. Thence, up the bank to the bend, 20 paces from the road, where the road into the manor should be.
  38. Thence, up the bank some 2 chains, to a cross a little beyond the existing wrong road into the manor.

    Note: the Proposed Boundary against Grayshott diverges here to rejoin at 67 - see items A to H at the end.
  39. Thence, still up the bank, some 400 paces or thereabouts, to a cross W. by S. of Greyshott Hall.
  40. Thence, [just] across the road into the manor, to a cross some 2 rod from Greyshott Hall bank [now levelled].
  41. Thence, by some crosses from 2 to 4 rod from Greyshott Hall bank, to the cross and stone and thornbush W. of where the firs were.
  42. Thence, in about the same direction into the enclosure, (passing in about 1 rod N. of the point), and by a cross to the curved bank.

    [1835 correction to cover both 41 & 42: Thence (for the most part up a little hollow, some 2 rod from the old bank) about 105 paces, to a cross; and on to the end of a deeper hollow which is a chain from the Hall bank and is near where the bank bends to the E.; thence in a straight line about 9 rod to a point a chain from the bank (cross not found in 1895); and thence in a straight line to the S.W. point of the acre inclosure near Mr Woodthorpe's house.]
  43. Thence, round by the curved bank, to the road.
  44. Thence, down the W. side of the road to Wagner's Pond head.
  45. Thence, by the stream, to the ram, and afterwards where the stream runs, i.e. up the lowest land.
  46. Thence through the penstocks. Note: sluices.
  47. Thence in the ditch on the N. side of the road, below Mr Vertue's property, up to the further end of 1282 on the Ordnance map.
  48. Thence up the middle of the road as far as Miss I'Anson's land goes [to the hedge on the east of Miss I'Anson's field].
  49. Thence to a point in the S. hedge of the road 20 paces up.
  50. Thence up the new fence passing through the W. gate post, to a point in the W. hedge of Morrey's land.
  51. Thence to the E. hedge passing about 1 rod from the front of the house.
  52. Thence again up the centre of the road.
  53. Thence diagonally through the middle of the small field belonging to Mr Mowatt, striking it at the new fence.
  54. Thence out into the road about 2 chains up, and up the S. hedge of the road to Wagner's Wells Bottom head, at the corner of the hedge by the apple tree.
  55. Thence nearly N. across the mouths of the two roads to a cross at the bend of the bank not far from the pathway.
  56. Thence in a straight line parallel to the direction of this path to the Greyshott and Hindhead road [the whole of the Boundary Road being in Headley Parish].
  57. Thence, crossing this road, in the same straight line to a bank which meets the N. side of the road.
  58. Thence, down the W. of this bank and 3 feet from its top, to the head of Whitmore bottom, a distance of some 7 chains.
  59. Thence down the S. of the bank; taking the S. hedge where there are two parallel hedges.
  60. Thence down the centre of the bottom.
  61. Thence through the pond and over the hedge and down to the end of the centre hedge.
  62. Thence [up the low land] to where the pond is on the other side of the further hedge.
  63. Thence, over the hedge and through the pond, and down the lowest land of the meadow to a point in the S. bank a chain from the W. bank.
  64. Thence through the S. hedge cutting off a small piece of Lord Sackville Cecil's [Mr Leuchars'] meadow.
  65. Thence over the hedge and along the S. side of the hedge.
  66. Thence across the hedge of the next field where the stream crosses it, and down the centre of the bottom to meet the stream.

    Note: the Proposed Boundary against Grayshott rejoins here - see items A to H at the end.
  67. Thence, along the stream to [the fish bar above] Barford Upper Mill Pond; [thence along the centre of the meadow into the Pond; (but excluding a piece of pasture on the West)].
  68. Thence through the centre of this Pond to a cross at the head.
  69. Thence, through the cottage under the chimney, [two bedrooms of the cottage being in Headley Parish,] and by the front of the other cottages to again meet the stream.
  70. Thence, by the stream, to the lowest pond.
  71. Thence, through the pond and by the E. side of all the buildings, and therefore by the W. side of the road, to again meet the stream.
  72. Thence, by the stream, to Frensham Pond; [but following the Ordnance Map at Simmondstones].
  73. Thence through Frensham Pond, as on the Ordnance Map, to the sluice which is some 4 chains from the N.W. corner of the White Horse Inn.
  74. Thence through Beale's mead down the centre of the stream to the centre of the river (the island at this point being in Dockenfield).
  75. Thence (passing through the rushes on the Headley side of the island, from 3 to 5 yards from the island) up the centre of the river in Mr Whitaker's meadow called Little Moor.
  76. Thence, leaving the river near the beginning of Wishanger mead, at a point in the river in a line with the ash tree and stone, straight to the ash tree and up a drain to the stone.
  77. Thence N.N.W. to the river.
  78. Thence again up the central line of the river, passing by the same and another of Mr Whitaker's meadows.
  79. Thence into Lower Stream mead all up the middle of the river, to a point in the mead W.S.W. of a gateway in the mead, and E.N.E. of a gate in the opposite meadow belonging to Mr Watts.
  80. Thence across the river to this latter gate.
  81. Thence W.S.W. up a ditch by the side of the road to the end of the field.
  82. Thence across the road diagonally in a N.W.ly direction where the old hedge was.
  83. Thence nearly N. up the E. side of Mr Watts' field (and therefore to the W. of the plantation); the boundary being the ditch in the plantation.
  84. Thence, still outside the field, S.W. down the other side of the same field to the gate and road; the ditch being the boundary.
  85. Thence S. up the road to the S.W. corner of Mr Watts' field.
  86. Thence across the road and over the hedge in a line with Mr Watts' S. fence.
  87. Thence in nearly the same direction across Rock field to a mark in the field near the further corner, 50 yards from the W. hedge and 40 yards from the N. hedge.
  88. Thence N.W. [parallel to the West hedge] to this last hedge.
  89. Thence in the same direction, over the five-acre field to the junction of 2 hedges, and over the hedge.
  90. Thence, nearly in the same direction, up the S.W. side of the hedge of the seven-acre field (anciently Rack field) to the edge of the hedge: i.e. to the corner S.W. of the cottage.
  91. Thence round the same field, by 2 short hedges, to a corner.
  92. Thence W. (but over the hedge at the corner) still round the seven acres.
  93. Thence by the N.W. hedge inside of Long meadow (anciently Holt mead).
  94. Thence by the S.W. hedge half-way down the meadow to a stone by an ash stem nearly opposite (i.e. S.W. of) the corner of the seven-acres.
  95. Thence W. across Cradle Lane field to a drain which [a point where a drain] crosses Cradle Lane.
  96. Thence down the N.E. side of the road to the middle of the river (noticing a boundstone, near the river, a short rod from it, just inside the hedge of Cradle Lane field).
  97. Thence up the river to a cross, showing where the river originally ran; the cross being S.S.E. of two gates in the opposite meadow [in the S.W. corner of the bend.]; and 110 paces from the rails on the W. of the meadow.
  98. Thence up this old river bed, round an old tree, about 60 paces in all again to the river; (all this being in Bajeant's [Baigeant's] meadow).
  99. Thence up the river to the bridge on the road between Trottsford and Groome's farm.
  100. Thence still up the river to where the Holt stream runs in. [It is better to go the N. side]
  101. Thence N. and W. up the Holt stream ([over which there is a bridge]) about 100 paces.
  102. Thence, leaving the stream, W. up the ditch to the stile on the Farnham road.
  103. Thence in the same direction across the road.
  104. Thence up the ditch in the same direction about 13 paces[: viz, in a line between the bridge and the oak tree].
  105. Thence S.W. to the E. end of the pond[: so as to strike No. 106].
  106. Thence W. through the pond and up the central ditch of Beggar's mead, some 11 chains from the E. end of the pond, to a point about 40 feet beyond a hedge new since the Ordnance survey.
  107. Thence S. by E. up a little ditch almost obliterated, 138 feet to a point in the S. hedge of Beggar's mead, 24 feet from the corner.
  108. Thence on in about the same direction across the next field to a boundary post by the hedge, some 15 rod W. of the main road.
  109. Thence down the ditch to the road.
  110. Thence across the road and down the ditch [and in the same direction] to the river [i.e. leaving the ditch at the bottom].
  111. Thence up the river to Sleaford bridge on the Alton road.
  112. Thence under the Southern arch of this Sleaford bridge (noticing the boundary-stone fixed in the bridge on its W. face).
  113. Thence, leaving the river, about 43 paces up the water-course which lies to the S. of the river.
  114. Thence along a straight line between the most Southern elm tree on the road-side hedge of the meadow and 9 or 10 withies on the bank of the river (about N.W. by W.), to the said withies, treading in about -acre between Nos. 113 and 114 and the river.
  115. Thence up the river round Sleaford meadows to the further (the W.) end of the 2nd meadow.
  116. Thence S., 2 chains, towards the Forest stream.
  117. Thence up the S.E. or E. side of Mr James Gardener's hedge as far as Oxney stile.
  118. Thence, still under the bank, 4 chains.
  119. Thence, nearly due S., out into the middle of Oxney marsh.
  120. Thence up the centre of the ponds and marsh, about 5 furlongs to where two banks project out into the marsh, one from each side, in a straight line with one another. (That on the W. shore is 1 rod to the S. of where the W. hedge of the marsh turns off at right angles to the W).
  121. Thence 2 chains further S. to a point in the marsh W. by N. of Ogmoor great pond head.
  122. Thence E. by S. up the marsh-centre and up the drain to a cross at Ogmoor great pond head where the penstock was.
  123. Thence up the middle of the great pond to the S.E. bay [S. corner].
  124. Thence up the trench to the Long pond. [Thence S. or S.S.E. about 80 yards to a Boundary Cross.]
  125. Thence S. up the middle of the lowest ground where the Long pond was to its S.W. bay. [Cancelled]
  126. Thence N.W., between 2 and 3 chains, to a cross on the end of a bank. [Thence S. or S.S.W., about 65 yards to another Boundary cross.]
  127. Thence W. up the side of the bank by the old watercourse (crossing the new bank after 5 rods) about 4 chains to a cross on the bank.
  128. Thence on by the same course to a cross a short rod from the corner of the new Priory Farm Inclosure.
  129. Thence up the bank of this Inclosure (built over the old course) to the road.
  130. Thence in the same direction across the road.
  131. Thence by the course to a cross at the "100 yards road".
  132. Thence by the course, rather more than 3 chains, to a cross where the course bends to the W.
  133. Thence by the course, 2 chains or less, to a cross where the course again goes S.
  134. Thence by the course, a short 3 chains, to a cross by a road.
  135. Thence still by the course 4 chains to a cross [2 chains to a cross; then (by compass 18 degrees E. of S.) on by the new straight ditch, 2 chains 17 links, to a cross (not renewed in 1895) which is 1/3 chain south from the junction of the aforesaid ditch with another branching to the West].
  136. Thence, leaving the course [ditch], S. through the lowest land 2 chains to a broken tree, and then S.S.W. 9 rod further to a cross by a road; this [9 rod] being in an old much defaced watercourse.
  137. Thence S.W. 20 paces to a cross where two watercourses cross almost at right angles.
  138. Thence diagonally across the larger course and still S.W. about 107 paces to a cross by [on the W. side of] a water-course.

    (135 to 138 are the treading shown to us by Mr G Lemon which he had from his father. The Ordnance map gives 5 or 6 roods more to Headley; and would thus read: 135A. Thence still by the course 2 chains to a course which branches [ditch which goes] to the S. 136A. Thence up this latter course [ditch] 3 chains to a trench. 137A. Thence over the trench. 138A Thence S. some 190 paces to the "cross by a watercourse".)

    N.B. The difficulty lies in connecting the cross of No. 135 with that of 138. The Ordnance Surveyors have taken a straight line, noticing at the North end of it what looks like a part of the original course. Mr Lemon takes what certainly on the whole looks like lower ground, and which strikes the nearly defaced watercourse of No. 136.

    {See correspondence from Mr H H Coventry to Mr Laverty dated 1890 concerning the treading from Nos. 120 to 142}
  139. Thence by this watercourse some 5 chains to a cross (passing a cross a short distance from the starting point).
  140. Thence on by the watercourse another chain to a road.
  141. Thence in the same direction across the road.
  142. Thence through the centre of the bathing pond to a cross about 12 feet to the E. of the old junction of the two trenches [E. of the big trench, and S. of the pond].
  143. Thence up the W. trench about 14 chains to a road.
  144. Thence in the same direction through the water tank.
  145. Thence in this same W. trench to a new road.
  146. Thence by the trench to [a stone on the bank by] an old road 7 chains from the water tank.
  147. Thence again by the trench some 3 chains to a cross by a road.
  148. Thence another chain on by the same trench to a cross by a tributary trench.
  149. Thence (about S.S.E.) in a straight line to a point (on the E. side of the Sleaford and Greatham road) 5 chains to the N. of stone W.D. No.24.
  150. Thence in the same straight line to the starting cross and stone.


Proposed boundary with Grayshott (cutting between Nos. 38 and 67 above):

  1. Thence N. up this road and in the same line across the main road to a mark.
  2. Thence W. down the N. bank of the main road to the E. edge of the ditch belonging to a Bank which goes off to the N. (This bank being about 100 yards from Seymour Road).
  3. Thence along the E. edge of the ditch, and in the same line to meet the Public Path from Headley to Whitmore.
  4. Thence along the N. side of the path to Hammer Lane.
  5. Thence S.E. across the lane to the N. corner of the rough road into Whitmore.
  6. Thence N.E. down the lowest land (but keeping outside the old enclosures) to Whitmore Road.
  7. And across the road to a stone in the bank.
  8. And down the bank to the stream.


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