A settlement has existed at Fawley for many centuries, and the village itself was recorded in the Domesday Book. Other areas in the parish can boast remains from the Stone Age and Roman occupation. According to the Open Churches Trust, a church at Fawley was first recorded in 971. The present church (All Saints) was built between 1170 and 1340.

This church still exists and is the parish church of much of the surrounding area. The arrival of the Esso oil refinery in 1921 transformed a sparsely populated agricultural area into an industrial centre with a population of around 14,500. Modern Fawley is smaller and less populous than its more recently founded neighbours, Blackfield and Holbury, but remains the administrative centre of the parish.

Other villages within the parish of Fawley include Calshot, which possesses shingle beaches and attracts significant numbers of tourists and local visitors during the summer months


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