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Chandlers Ford in Hampshire is situated about seven miles to the north of the city of Southampton and is in the Borough of Eastleigh. Until recently Chandlers Ford was an ‘unparished area’ of Eastleigh but a recent poll has been taken and this has now changed. It last had its own parish council in 1932. Chandlers Ford now has its own parish council once again.

Chandler's Ford lies on the old Winchester to Southampton road and the 'Ford' is thought to refer either to the ford of Monks Brook on the Hursley Road (shown on the Hursley map of 1588 as "Charnells foord") or on the Winchester-Southampton road. The "Chandler's" prefix was added in the late 16th century, and is derived from the surname, Chaundler, of a family in the area from the 14th Century.

It has a population of over 20,000 - the M3 motorway flanks the eastern border of Chandler's Ford and the town is known for its many working commuters to both Southampton and London. Southampton Airport is only a few miles away being just to the east of Eastleigh.

 

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