Bartley village hall, and former church
Bartley shown within Hampshire
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At the heart of Bartley is "The Tin Church" - an Anglican church reading room built in 1900 from corrugated iron and painted green. It was used for church services until 1992. It was then bought by a Charitable Trust, renovated, and is now a Village Hall and centre for the community. Also central to the community is Fourways Stores and Bartley Post Office, owned and run by the same family for over thirty years. There is a pub called "The Haywain" (featuring the painting by Constable on the pub sign). Bartley Junior School is just north of the village centre.
The name Bartley means "birch wood". In 1586 it is recorded as "Bartlie Regis", the name being Anglicised to "Barkley Kings" on a map of 1695. Nearby Bartley Manor is an 18th-century house with a 3-storey main block and 2-storey wings.
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