CATISFIELD Ancient and Modern
AUTHORSHIP Note: This site has been compiled by Doug Glading. It incorporates material from other writers, researchers and sources - such as Maureen Sygrove, Dr Hugh Carling, 'Fareham Past & Present'. Hopefully the correct thanks and attributations have been given to each. The majority of the photographs are also by Doug. The intention is that this 'publication' becomes a framework for anyone's material about Catisfield. It will hopefully continue to change, as new material is added (and the layout/navigation improved).

You can look at this History/Review of Catisfield in a number of ways:....
Quick Navigation links:


Catisfield in Maps

  Places, People and Parts


Catisfield - More about where it is



A TIMELINE of Catisfield across the years

click here: TIMELINE

Example entries:
  • 1210 First mention of Catisfield (as paying a tax to Fareham - in the Pipe Roll of the Bishop of Winchester)
  • 1316 CATESFELD held by the Bishop of Winchester
  • 1445 Henry VI & Margaret of Anjou traversed Fishers Hill to or from Titchfield Abbey from Southwick, for the reconfirmation of their marriage in France (hence the name of the bridge)
  • 1841 The Census showed a population of 192. 33 houses, 16 agricultural labourers, 10 bricklayers, 27 servants, etc

Papers, Reports, etc:-

Most Recent Additions......

  NEW 01/2022:


His rather rapid SUICIDE, INQUEST & FUNERAL. (And Was it at Catisfield Lodge - or Catisfield House?)
       last update 1/2022

  NEW 12/2021:


New work on a comprehensive 'TIMELINE'
=== Who might have lived there, with evidence......
       last update 1/2022

NEW 2021:

  CATISFIELD LODGE - Its Residents and Events through the years

NEW 2020:
Schools in Catisfield Through the Years ( v1)

  Catisfield (Hampshire) ROADS and their evolution.


      Information Summaries about each of the people named on the dedication tablet/plaques for WW1 and WW2:

NEW 11/2018: Details amplifying the Plaque at St Columba

Catisfield St Columba WW1 World War 1 Dedications

  NEW 8/2018: Details amplifying the Plaque at The Memorial Hall

  Catisfield Memorial Hall WW2 World War 2 Dedications

Cricket - last update 5/1/2018 covering Catisfield Cricket Club -- an active, well-regarded club, in the 1860s, 1870s, 1880s.....

Catisfield Cricket Club

Older Papers



go to the main Catisfield page ..

General information about the Village

MAPS -- a sequence of Maps from 1611 to 196x that will give you an insight into how Catisfield. has grown and changed
( Maps of CATISFIELD - Reworked 2/2017 and c. 20 maps 1610-196x added)

      click here: MAPS

- Catisfield in Maps from the 1600's onwards

(examples: Catisfield in 1810 and 1864 )

... Places, People and Parts     -- Different areas and houses of Catisfield --- in photos old and new, text and detail maps.

  click here: Places, People and Parts

Some Specific Summaries:



Links to some particular pages:

Catisfield House Older page on Catisfield House

St Columba (Tin Tabernacle) MORE on St Columba/106 Club

Wine Stores MORE on Wine Stores/Hotel

The Limes MORE on The Limes

old 1923 view
 ...his mark

>This is a working draft - please comment on: Navigation & bad links; Page appearance; Content.

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Pages on Catisfield originally 'on the web' January 1996
Most recent revision: 4 Jan 2022      --       © Doug Glading ..... 1996-2021
Note on Location: The road through Catisfield was once a main route between Fareham / Portsmouth and the west. Samuel Pepys probably rode through it on his travels as did Margaret of Anjou on her way from her wedding confirmation with 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.
Catisfield - More about where it is