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Tiptoe is a small Hamlet in the New Forest National Park in Hampshire. 1+1⁄2 miles (2.4 km) west of the village of Sway, and about 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of the town of New Milton.It lies mostly within the civil parish of Hordle and partly within the civil parish of Sway. It is
Tiptoe has just under 100 residents.It has two churches, and a primary school with an associated pre-school. The parish church is dedicated to Saint Andrew and is the daughter church of All Saints’ at Hordle. The Tiptoe Stores and Post Office closed in 2008, despite a campaign to save it. Just outside the village lies the Plough Inn, the premises of which date from about 1630.
The name of the Hamlet derives from a surname of French origin recorded in the 13th century as "Typetot".A member of the "Tibetot" family is known to have held land in the Barton area in the early 14th century.
The Hamlet achieved some notoriety in the 1880s when Mary Ann Girling and her religious sect of New Forest Shakers erected tents at a farm at Tiptoe in 1879, having been evicted from their previous residence at Forest Lodge at Hordle.Girling believed that Second Coming of Christ would soon happen and that she would live forever. Girling died at the Tiptoe farm on 18 September 1886.
A school was built at Tiptoe at the beginning of the 20th century as a replacement for an earlier school in nearby Wootton which burned down in 1914.
St Andrew's Hall on Sway Road, Tiptoe, is a corrugated iron building dating from around 1870.It was initially a chapel at Netley Hospital. It was brought to Tiptoe as a chapel of ease for Hordle Parish Church and is now used as a hall.
New Milton is a market town in southwest Hampshire, England. To the north is in the New Forest and to the south the coast at Barton-on-Sea. The town is equidistant between Lymington and Christchurch, 6 miles (9.7 km) away.
Hordle is a village and civil parish in the county of Hampshire, England. It is situated between the Solent coast and the New Forest, and is bordered by the towns of Lymington and New Milton. Like many New Forest parishes Hordle has no village centre. The civil parish includes the hamlets of Tiptoe and Everton as well as part of Downton. The parish was originally much larger; stretching from the New Forest boundary to Hurst Castle.
Sway is a village and civil parish in Hampshire in the New Forest national park in England. The civil parish was formed in 1879, when lands were taken from the extensive parish of Boldre. The village has shops and pubs, and a railway station on the South West Main Line from Weymouth and Bournemouth to Southampton and London Waterloo. It is the site of Sway Tower, a 66-metre (217 ft) concrete folly built in the 19th century.
Barton on Sea is a cliff-top village in Hampshire, England close to the town New Milton, which is its civil parish to the north. As a settlement, Barton has a history dating back to Anglo-Saxon times. Barton is notable for the many fossils to be found in the Barton geological beds in the cliffs, as well as for the significant sea defences built to guard the cliffs against coastal erosion. Barton on Sea is a very popular retirement location. Approximately 36% of the population are retired. The population of Barton in the 2001 census was 6,849.
Copythorne is a village and civil parish in Hampshire, England, within the boundaries of the New Forest National Park.
Hawley is a small village in the Hart district of northeastern Hampshire, England.
Bransgore is a village and civil parish within the New Forest District, Hampshire, England. The village developed in the 19th century when a church and a school were built. It is technically classified as an urban area, although in some respects it still has the picturesque character of a rural English village.
Bashley is a chapelry in the New Forest England. It takes up the north of New Milton civil parish of a type having a town council, and is a semi-rural community in New Forest District, to which it contributes about a quarter of the population of the ward of the same name. Bashley begins 2 miles (3 km) inland from the Solent. Most of its modest population is in its holiday park which has a chain-based convenience shop. Bashley has two garden centres, both football and cricket clubs, a few guesthouses, two riding schools/centres, a post office/store and a petrol station. Within the forest commons across cattle grids in its former hamlet of Wootton which has a large listed building pub-restaurant, once a drovers' retreat.
Bramshaw is a small village and civil parish in Hampshire, England. It lies just inside the New Forest. The name Bramshaw means Bramble Wood.
Wellow is a village and civil parish in Hampshire, England that falls within the Test Valley district. The village lies just outside the New Forest, across the main A36 road which runs from the M27 motorway to Salisbury. The nearest town is Romsey, 3+3⁄4 miles (6.0 km) to the east, and the closest city is Southampton, 9 miles (14 km) to the southeast. The parish had a population of just over 3,300 in the 2011 census.
Everton is a village in the civil parish of Hordle, 2+1⁄2 miles (4.0 km) west of Lymington, in the English county of Hampshire.
East Boldre is a linear village and civil parish situated near Lymington, Hampshire, England. East Boldre is surrounded by the New Forest and forms part of the district of New Forest.
Ellingham is a small village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Ellingham, Harbridge and Ibsley, in the New Forest district, in the county of Hampshire, England. It is near Ringwood, west of the New Forest National Park. Ellingham is most famous for the story of Alice Lisle, who was executed by the infamous Judge Jeffreys in 1685, on the charge of harbouring fugitives after the defeat of the Monmouth Rebellion. In 1961 the parish had a population of 595.
Downton is a hamlet in a coastal neighbourhood in the parish of Milford on Sea, Hampshire, England, clustered a crossroads on the A337 road with a lane to the sea southwards whilst another lane leads north to the parish of Hordle, north. Most of the population today live in the part that has been re-allocated to the civil parish of Milford. Part of the Green belt, its population fluctuates as it has two holiday/static home parks with amenities and some small camp sites.
Hyde is a village and civil parish in the New Forest near Fordingbridge in Hampshire, England.
Ossemsley is an extended hamlet in the New Forest National Park of Hampshire, England. It lies close to the village of Bashley. The nearest town is New Milton, which lies approximately 1.7 miles (2.4 km) to the south.
Ashley is a village located in the southwest of Hampshire, England. It lies on the eastern outskirts of New Milton in the New Forest district, and is two miles (3 km) inland from the sea. Its history dates back to the Domesday book of 1086, when two estates were recorded. In the 15th century much of Ashley merged with a neighbouring manor, and the estate became known as Ashley Arnewood. As a village, Ashley began to develop in the 19th century when a church and a school were built. Most of the current village was built in the 20th century, and today Ashley is effectively a suburb of New Milton.
Wootton is a hamlet in the civil parish of New Milton in Hampshire, England. It is in the south of the New Forest.
Mary Ann Girling (1827–1886) was an English religious leader, the founder of the sect called "The People of God", also known as New Forest Shakers.
Arthur Thomas Lloyd (1917–2009) was a local historian of the New Forest region of Hampshire, England, as well as a writer and teacher.