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Coordinates: 50°57′18″N 1°38′28″W / 50.955°N 1.641°W / 50.955; -1.641

Nomansland village green showing the Lamb Inn pub and the Methodist Chapel

Nomansland is a small village in Wiltshire, England, close to the county border with Hampshire. It is part of the parish of Landford and lies about 3.5 miles (6 km) southeast of Redlynch and 10 miles (16 km) southeast of the city of Salisbury. The village is within the boundaries of the New Forest National Park[1] and is close to Pipers Wait, the highest point in the New Forest.[2]

In the early 19th century the settlement was a hamlet, no more than a group of cottages on common land. At first part of Downton parish, by 1841 Nomansland had been excluded from the parish and was deemed an extra-parochial place, then in 1857 became a civil parish which was joined to Redlynch parish in 1934. More houses were built in the later 19th century and the 20th century.[3] A community governance review effective 1 April 2017 transferred the eastern portion of Redlynch parish, including Nomansland, to Landford.[4][5]

The local school is the New Forest Primary School which has two sites: for younger children at Landford and older children at Nomansland. The latter began as a National School of 1867 on Hamptworth common, then in the 20th century the village of Nomansland expanded to surround it.[3][6]

A Primitive Methodist chapel was built in the mid-19th century and replaced by a new building on the green in 1901.[7] This became Nomansland Methodist Chapel and was still in use in 2015.[8]

The village has a pub, the Lamb Inn.[9]


  1. ^ "National Park boundary map". New Forest National Park Authority. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Flint gravels, which at Pipers Wait [249 165] near Nomansland, form the highest point (129 m above Ordnance Datum (OD)) in the New Forest" – R. A. Edwards, E. C. Freshney, I. F. Smith, (1987), Geology of the country around Southampton: memoir for 1:50,000 sheet, page 1. British Geological Survey
  3. ^ a b "Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 11 pp19-77 - Parishes: Downton". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  4. ^ "The Wiltshire Council (Reorganisation of Community Governance) Order 2016". Wiltshire Council. 22 December 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Landford Parish council with Nomansland & Hamptworth". Landford Parish Council. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Nomansland and Hamptworth C. of E. Aided Primary School". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Nomansland Methodist Church". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Nomansland Methodist Chapel". Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Lamb Inn Nomansland". Retrieved 23 March 2018.

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