Accommodation in Brockenhurst

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New Forest Accommodation - Brockenhurst

ABOUT Brockenhurst New Forest, Hampshire, UK.

Brockenhurst is a village situated in the New Forest, Hampshire, England. The New Forest is a national park and Brockenhurst is therefore surrounded by woodland that attracts thousands of visitors all year round. The nearby towns surrounding Brockenhurst are Lymington and Lyndhurst. Brockenhurst College is situated on the village's outskirts. It is the largest New Forest village by population. Brockenhurst is also the place of residence of Mark Kermode, renowned BBC film critic and skiffle musician.

The earliest signs of habitation in Brockenhurst date back 4,000 years to the Bronze Age: the area is dotted with burial mounds - called tumuli. Beyond that, few signs remain of other habitation during the next 3,000 years, when the Saxon period was brought to an end by the events of 1066.

William the Conqueror created his Nova Forest in 1079, a vast hunting area lying south and west of his capital at Winchester; it stretched south to the coast at Barton on Sea and west to what is now Bournemouth. Four years later, the Domesday Book recorded that there were four small Saxon manors in the Brockenhurst area, Mapleham, Hinchelsea, Brochelie and Broceste. Mapleham no longer exist, but the name Hinchelsea continues to the west of Brockenhurst. The third manor, Brochelie, gives the modern name, Brookley, and was the most important, having a regular weekly market and an annual fair, lasting several days. At that time forest rights did not exist. However, Brochelie had the right to graze sheep on the open forest, but only between Wilverley and what is now Rhinefield Road.

The manor house of Brochelie lay between the modern Brookley Road and The Rise and between the Watersplash Hotel and St Saviour's Church. The fourth Saxon manor of the area was Broceste - pronounced Brockerste - which gives the village its name.

St Nicholas' Church, at that time, was no more than an outlying chapel linked to Twynham - later Christchurch Priory. William Rufus visited Brockenhurst, worshipping in St Nicholas' church, as at least two writs were issued by him from here.

In 1348, all mention of Brochelie ceases. During this time the Black Death killed a third of the population of England, which would be a good explanation.

By the 18th century, nearby Lymington was a thriving town, due to the manufacture of salt from sea water. By the end of the 18th century, the Lymington road had become a turnpike and a regular route for the mail coaches from Lyndhurst and the north. During this time, Brockenhurst grew in size, with dwellings and inns strung along the main road.

In 1745, Henry Thurston, a local man who left to make his fortune in London, died, leaving a bequest to set up a school in the village. This was located at the corner of what is now Mill Lane.

In 1770, Edward Morant, using some of the vast wealth that flowed from the family estates in Jamaica, purchased Brokenhurst House - an Elizabethan farmhouse - for £6,400. He rebuilt it as a large Georgian mansion, laid out the avenues in the grounds and acquired adjacent land, eventually peaking at some 3,000 acres (12 km²).

In the 19th century the railway station was introduced to Brockenhurst, increasing a large number of holiday visitors and the local population.

In the First World War, Brockenhurst was a convalescence centre for wounded troops, particularly from India and New Zealand. The name Meerut Road recalls the Indian troops who fought in the war. Hospitals were established in Balmer Lawn and Forest Park.


Wounded New Zealand soldiers on station platform at Brockenhurst between 1917-19
Medical staff and patients at WW1 New Zealand First General Hospital, Brockenhurst, between 1917-19In the Second World War, what is now The Balmer Lawn Hotel was the location of many of Generals Montgomery and Eisenhower's meetings, away from their headquarters in Southsea, as they planned the D-Day Landings.

Many an ancient oak tree in Brockenhurst would have hidden an American jeep or Sherman tank in 1944, as they gathered to do battle in Normandy.

The western part of the village greatly expanded in the 1970s and, in the early 1990s, Berkeley Homes built Ober Park - now known as The Coppice. More construction of the village still continues today by Penny Farthing & Son.

A large percentage of the village's population (estd. 2/3) originate from London, and as a result, many locals feel that village life has all but disappeared for Brockenhurst. The average house price in the village is circa £650,000, well beyond the reach of the real, local populace, this has caused an overall degradation of the perceived quality of life in the village as it has become 'urbanised'.

Brockenhurst railway station offers frequent South West Trains services to Bournemouth, London Waterloo, Southampton and Weymouth. CrossCountry express services also run to Manchester via Birmingham.

The station is the junction where the branch line to Lymington connects to the mainline. The "Lymington Flyer" services connect with the ferry to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. The branch line is a Heritage line and its self contained nature permits the use of slam-door rolling stock. In 1967 it was the last standard-gauge branch lines in the south of England to cease using steam haulage.

Bus transport is provided mainly by Bluestar service 6 to Lymington and Southampton (Previously the Wilts and Dorset 56 and 56A, the 6 now runs the route of the 56A). In the summer, the New Forest Tour serves the village and station.

Brockenhurst is twinned with Pont St Martin fr:Pont-Saint-Martin, in Loire-Atlantique, France.

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List of New Forest Accommodation in Brockenhurst

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    Crossings Cottage Accommodation, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7RL

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    House on The Ford, Butts Lawn, Brockenhurst SO42 7TE

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    11 Careys Cottages, Butts Lawn, Brockenhurst SO42 7TF

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    Briardale, 11 Noel Close, Brockenhurst SO42 7RP

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    Bridge House, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7TR

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    Garlands Cottage Accommodation, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7RH

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    Golden Hayes, 9 Chestnut Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7RF

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    Jacmar Cottage Accommodation, Mill Lane, Brockenhurst SO42 7UA

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    Old Oak, Meerut Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7TD

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    Seraya, 8 Grigg Lane, Brockenhurst SO42 7RE

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    Bery Baker B&B, Hawthorns, Balmer Lawn Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7TT

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    Annerley, Waters Green, Brockenhurst SO42 7RG

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    Lindfield, Burley Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7TB

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    Cottage Self Catering Accommodation

    The Flat, Setley Brake East, Tilebarn Lane, Brockenhurst SO42 7UE

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    Gorse Cottage Self Catering Accommodation, Balmer Lawn Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7TT

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    Heywood House, Sway Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7SG

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    Hotel Accommodation

    The Balmer Lawn Hotel Accommodation, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZB

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    Careys Manor Hotel Accommodation, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7RH

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    Cloud Hotel Accommodation, Meerut Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7TD

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    New Park Manor Hotel Accommodation, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7QH

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    Rhinefield House Hotel Accommodation, Rhinefield Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7QB

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    The Watersplash Hotel Accommodation, The Rise, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZP

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    Thatched Cottage Self Catering Accommodation Hotel Accommodation, 16 Brockley Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7RR

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    Forest Park Hotel Accommodation, Rhinefield Road, Brockenhurst

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    Pubs and Inns

    The Filly Inn, Lymington Road, Setley, Brockenhurst SO42 7UF

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    Camp site

    Hollands Wood, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst

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    Camp site

    Aldridge Hill, Rhinefield Road, Brockenhurst SO42 7QD

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