to the "Rough-ish Guide to Netley Abbey",
a semi-tongue-in-cheek look at the Hampshire village
that lends it's name to the cult movement that is
the Netley Abbey Tartan Army. (Please note that quite
a lot of the information in this part of the site
is now quite out-of-date!)
Netley Abbey is a small coastal
village on the eastern boundary of Southampton (click
for a map of the region). It takes its name from an
old Cistercian abbey, and was the site of a famous
First World War hospital (Royal Victoria Hospital
- now a country park). The village is also known widely
as simply "Netley", and the "Abbey"
suffix is usually employed to avoid any confusion
with Netley Marsh, a different Hampshire village in
the New Forest, across Southampton Water.
This guide has been created partly
as a labour of love, and partly in response to the
frequently asked question "Where the hell is
Netley Abbey?". Whether the Netley Abbey Tartan
Army can be single-handedly responsible for an explosion
in the Netley tourist trade remains to be seen.
The Netley Abbey Tartan Army (NATA)
was formed in 1999, and had been brewing for a while
due to Paul and Rich meeting at school and sharing
a common interest in football - for more on NATA,
check out the NATA Online Homepage.
This guide is intended as a humorous,
tongue in cheek, off the wall look at life in and
around Netley. It is not intended to offend
anyone, particularly any past or present Netley residents.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure
that the information presented here is accurate and
up-to-date, the Netley Abbey Tartan Army and the webmaster
accept no liability if the information contained in
here has changed.
If you have any queries or concerns
over the content of this site, please e-mail Paul.