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.
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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:
The Post Office
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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