Picket Piece

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Picket Piece
Ox Drove joins Walworth Road - geograph.org.uk - 156386.jpg
Picket Piece is located in Hampshire
Picket Piece
Picket Piece
Location within Hampshire
OS grid referenceSU3912646677
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townANDOVER
Postcode districtSP11 6
Dialling code01264
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
51°13′05″N 1°26′28″W / 51.217960°N 1.44117°W / 51.217960; -1.44117Coordinates: 51°13′05″N 1°26′28″W / 51.217960°N 1.44117°W / 51.217960; -1.44117

Picket Piece is a small village in the Test Valley district of Hampshire, England. Its nearest town is Andover, which lies approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) south-west from the village.

The village has expanded rapidly since 2015 with several new roads and house building. In October 2017 Test Valley Council approved another 520 homes to be built in the village.[1]

The only church in the village now stands empty. It started as the Harroway Mission. It was named after the Whitchurch to Andover road that ran through Picket Piece to Andover. When the Walworth Industrial Estate was built in the 1960s, that stretch of the road was renamed Walworth Road.

The Mission was built by the Congregational (now the United Reformed Church) in Andover. It last appeared in the United Reform Church yearbook in 2001.

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  1. ^ Andover Advertiser, "Residents appalled by approved contentious 520 homes plan", 5 November 2017.