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  • proper n. A national park in Wiltshire and Hampshire, southern England.

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  • n. an area of woods and heathland in southern Hampshire that was set aside by William I as Crown property in 1079; originally a royal hunting ground but now administered as parkland; noted for its ponies


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  • England — I left the great road and went down the east side of the river towards New Forest and Lymington; and here I saw the ancient house and seat of Clarendon, the mansion of the ancient family of Hide, ancestors of the great Earl of Clarendon, and from whence his lordship was honoured with that title, or the house erected into an honour in favour of his family.

    From London to Land's End

  • When he rides through the New Forest in October 1826, William Cobbett asks, in his usual practical, sceptical way


  • He said all the snakes in the New Forest had declined, even grass snakes and the smooth snake, which was always rare, because people persecute them like wasps or hornets.


  • Beaulieu and the New Forest affected me now, as in my schooldays, all the more profoundly by being so intimately known and, at least partly, understood.


  • The changes of the weather were their only events, the birds of the New Forest their only company.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • The legendary lichenologist Francis Rose, whose pioneering work in the New Forest led to the discovery of some 344 different lichens living there, developed such acute ecological sensitivity through his years of fieldwork that he was able to predict, from close study of a map, or just from a car window, where relic populations of certain rare lichens associated with ancient woodland would be found.



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