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Botley Parish Council Co-option                        Botley Logo
There are TWO vacancies on Botley Parish Council following an uncontested election on 02 May 2024.
The vacancies will be filled by co-option at a Council meeting to be held on Tuesday 9 July 2024.
To obtain an application form please contact the Parish Clerk, email: .
Mrs J Morgan, Parish Clerk         Botley Parish Council,
The Botley Centre, High Street Recreation Ground, High Street,
Botley SO30 2ES      phone: 01489 787181
  The Neighbourhood Plan looks to the future of Botley Parish until 2036.
When Adopted, EBC has to take it into account in Planning Applications and other matters.
For more details click on NP Information

History Society


In 2011, the History Society's of Botley & Curdridge and Durley amalgamated to form the Botley, Curdridge and Durley History Society.


The History Society meets monthly from September until April at 7.00pm at the  Botley Centre, Botley (See programme below)

See Botley's history displayed in 'Botley Past & Present a DVD History of the village' by Derek Cole & Dennis Stokes 

Read about 'Botley and Curdridge - 'A History of Two Hampshire Villages' by Dennis Stokes -  (Obtainable from the Penny Farthing, The Square,Botley)

See the 'Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Botley' in a DVD by Derek Cole

The programme of meetings with talks for 2023 are as follows:


                             All meetings are held at the Main Hall, Botley Centre, Botley at 7-00pm


28th April - The Origins of Bishop's Waltham
                          SUMMER BREAK
22nd September - History minus the Boring Bits
27th October -Netley Chapel and Hospital
24th November - The Miracle Flower from Flanders to the Tower
15th December -  The Christmas Party

Botley Parish Registers 1679-1837 - by Mick Cooper (opens in New Window)


Baptisms in Botley  There are over 6000 entries covering the period from 1679 to November 1975

Click on Baptisms Database to view and search.


For some old Botley Photos Click on image below to see larger picture

  • Biggs-SaddlersBiggs-Saddlers
  • Botley_Aerial-View_looking_WestBotley_Aerial-View_looking_West
  • Brewery-Bar The Brewery Bar
  • BrockShopBrock's shop
  • Church-looking-South-EastChurch looking from the South East
  • High-St-Looking-West-Railings-on-LEFTSHigh street looking West
  • HighStOldCottage Old cottages in High Street
  • Lewry-ShopLewry-Shop
  • Market_Hall_1Market_Hall_1
  • Winchester_Street_c.1910View of Winchester Street


'Botley - Past & Present'  A  DVD showing the history of the village from Roman times to the present day.
  Available from Derek Cole ( )

Botley and Curdridge - A History of Two Hampshire Villages.   Book published in 2007 by the Botley and Curdridge Local History Society is now available at The Penny Farthing Gallery, High Street, Botley 

The River Hamble - A History by David Chun  Published in 2009. From the source at Bishop's Waltham to the Solent, this detailed history is particularly relevant to Botley and Curdridge.   Available from good bookshops & Bishop's Waltham Post Office. 


Botley Celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
A DVD by Derek Cole shows the village events of this joyous event. Available now at The Penny Farthing Gallery, The Square, Botley.(Price £5-00)


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