Faccombe

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Faccombe
Church at Faccombe - geograph.org.uk - 62373.jpg
Parish Church
Faccombe is located in Hampshire
Faccombe
Faccombe
Location within Hampshire
Population146 (2011 Census including Linkenholt and Netherton)[1]
OS grid referenceSU3907957925
Civil parish
  • Faccombe
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townANDOVER
Postcode districtSP11
Dialling code01264
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
51°19′09″N 1°26′26″W / 51.319092°N 1.440625°W / 51.319092; -1.440625Coordinates: 51°19′09″N 1°26′26″W / 51.319092°N 1.440625°W / 51.319092; -1.440625

Faccombe is a village and civil parish in Hampshire, England. The village lies on the Hampshire-Berkshire border and is situated on the North Downs. Its nearest Hampshire town is Andover, approximately 8 miles (13 km) away although Newbury in Berkshire is 2 miles (3.2 km) closer.

The village was originally called "Faccombe Upstrete" in medieval times to distinguish it from Netherton, Hampshire, a village lower in the valley.[2]

The village has a single pub, The Jack Russell Inn.

Landmarks[edit]

A large part of the parish is part of the Faccombe Estate which is used for shooting[3] and includes a wind turbine. The estate was formerly owned by Brigadier Timothy Landon.

Governance[edit]

The village is part of the civil parish of Faccombe[4] and is part of the Bourne Valley ward of Test Valley District Council.[5] The district council is a Non-metropolitan district of Hampshire County Council.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  2. ^ Fairbrother, J.R. (1990). Faccombe Netherton: Excavations of a Saxon and Medieval Manorial Complex. London: British Museum Publications. p. 40.
  3. ^ The Field http://www.thefield.co.uk/shooting/the-50-best-sporting-estates-22216
  4. ^ "Hampshire County Council's legal record of public rights of way in Hampshire" (PDF). 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
  5. ^ "mapit.mysociety.org Areas containing". 23 November 2010. Retrieved 23 November 2010.

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