Catisfield, Hampshire (UK), Today

position on UK mapCatisfield sits between Portsmouth & Southampton, just west of Fareham. It's just to the north of the A27 trunk road, on the eastern brow of the Meon Valley.

It was first mentioned in 1210, in the Pipe Roll of the Bishop of Winchester.

Catisfield Ancient ... and Modern

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The road through Catisfield was once the main route between Fareham and Portsmouth to the east and Southampton to the west. Samuel Pepys probably rode through it on his travels as did Margaret of Anjou on her way to wed Henry VI at Titchfield Abbey at the bottom of Fishers Hill.

Once an independent hamlet, it has become adjoined to the town of Fareham.
It is part of two Conservation Areas, one of which protects part of the pleasant Catisfield Lane and the other covering the land going down to the Meon River and the historic Titchfield Abbey.

The Meon is a very attractive little river, which flows into the sea (the Solent in fact) less than 3 miles away.

There are only a few businesses in Catisfield:

  • Catisfield Cottage - Guest House (01329 843 301)
    • Another of Catisfield's old buildings
    • Lunches, teas & accomodation
  • The Limes public house
    • home of the Limesdowne Petanque Club
    • very good draught beers (usually half-a-dozen) - try the "Ringwood 49er"
  • The Hinton - Once a business hotel known as 'The Catisfield Hotel', but recently operating more as a hostel

The Post Office
See the images - Once a good focal point for the village. Regrettably this closed at a loss to Catisfield.

The Catisfield Village Association exists to foster a village spirit and to try to preserve or enhance the village environment.

click here for the CVA page: CVA

Catisfield Memorial Hall
The Hall is ideal for events, parties, meetings and other activities. Very reasonable hire charges. Click here for the Memorial Hall Catisfield Memorial Hall -


in about 1923.

looking at Catisfield Cottage and Catisfield Lane (towards the Post Office)
An old cottage in Catisfield (now somewhat changed).

On Catisfield Lane, not far from the position of the painter of the Post Office painting.
Catisfield's Post Office (from a painting by Richard Frankland).

This stood at the junction of Catisfield Lane and Fishers Hill. (Fishers Hill is the road descending to the right).
Fishers Hill,

looking down from the Post Office (summer)

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1996 2011 D Glading. site still under development. Most recent revision 9 May 2013
See also

Catisfield Horticultural Society - Meetings and Shows .
Petanque - Boule, at the Limes, Catisfield
Catisfield History - Catisfield Ancient & Modern