Bartley, Hampshire

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Bartley village hall, and former church
Bartley is located in Hampshire
 Bartley shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU306134
Civil parish Copythorne
District New Forest
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SO40
Dialling code 023
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament New Forest East
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Coordinates: 50°55′11″N 1°33′55″W / 50.9196°N 1.5653°W / 50.9196; -1.5653

Bartley is a village situated in Hampshire, England, within the boundaries of the New Forest National Park.


Bartley is in the civil parish of Copythorne, surrounding villages are Copythorne to the north, Cadnam to the west, and Woodlands to the southeast.

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[1] is just north of the village centre.

There are a number of entrances to the New Forest in Bartley, with cattle grids to keep the horses and other grazing animals in the forest. Bartley has a stream running near it called Bartley Water.


The name Bartley means "birch wood".[2][3] In 1586 it is recorded as "Bartlie Regis",[2] the name being Anglicised to "Barkley Kings" on a map of 1695.[3] Nearby Bartley Manor is an 18th-century house with a 3-storey main block and 2-storey wings.[4]


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