A hamlet[eedit | eedit soorce]
Oreeginally a hamlet, Catisfield is first mentioned in the Pipe Roll o the Bishopric of Winchester in 1210 an mentioned in 1279 in the tithin o North Fareham, when Catisfield, Dean, Pokesole, Cams an Bedenham haed been addit tae the Hundred of Fareham.
The location o Catisfield is tae the north o Titchfield veelage on the eastren edge o the Meon Valley. There is little documentit history relatin tae Catisfield; amangst the records that are available there is mention o it as a sma hamlet steid on the crest o Titchfield Hill at a historically significant road junction owerleukin the Meon Valley. Afore the 19t century Catisfield wis at the junction o historic routes tae Botley, Stubbington, Titchfield, Soothampton, Fareham an Portsmouth. It is said that Samuel Pepys probably rode through it on his travels as did Margaret o Anjou on her wa tae Titchfield Abbey at the bottom o Fishers Hill frae Soothwick in 1445, for the reconfirmation o her marriage in France tae Henry VI.
Housomeivver, it does still featur the oreeginal, but nae langer uised, post office an some vera nicely preservit Georgian an Victorian biggins, an manages tae preserve an impression o a kintra veelage, despite its location on a popular shortcut tae the M27 motorwa.
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Malcolm Low, Catisfield, private publication can be viewed in the Fareham Library Reference section or the Westbury Manor Museum Reference section, Fareham, Hampshire
- Malcolm Low 'Catisfield'
Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]
Media relatit tae Catisfield at Wikimedia Commons