The History of Bursledon
Bursledon is one of the older settlements in the Borough of Eastleigh. In the 1970’s and 80’s Bursledon saw considerable increase in housing and again in 2018/19. Further development is expected to complete over the following 5 years.
Bursledon has its origins in ship-building and repair based on the River Hamble. The Hamble river remains of great significance to Bursledon today. There is ongoing marine-related economic activity – recreational sailing, boat repair, chandlery and moorings – as well as being host to national and international designated nature conservation areas.
Bursledon was also at the heart of the strawberry growing market garden industry and with the introduction of the railway became a distribution hub for local growers.
To the north of the civil parish sits the Manor Farm Country Park.
The southern most part of the civil parish includes the oldest settlement area at Old Bursledon, now sitting within the designated Old Bursledon Conservation Area, one of the largest in the Eastleigh Borough.