Bentley, Hampshire

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Coordinates: 51°11′38″N 0°52′39″W / 51.19401°N 0.87756°W / 51.19401; -0.87756

Bentley
The Bentley Archer, Hampshire, England.jpg
The Bentley Archer
Bentley is located in Hampshire
Bentley
Bentley
 Bentley shown within Hampshire
Population 1,019 (2001)
OS grid reference SU785445
Civil parish Bentley
District East Hampshire
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FARNHAM
Postcode district GU10
Dialling code 01420
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament East Hampshire
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire

Bentley is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. The parish has an acreage of 2,299 acres (9.30 km2). The village is located just off the A31 road between Farnham and Alton, being about five miles (8 km) west of Farnham and six miles (10 km) east of Alton. The village is served by its own railway station, which is about one mile (1.6 km) to the south and is actually situated in the parish of Binsted.

Bentley is proud to be twinned with Royston Vasey - classing itself as a "Local Village for Local People" There are two pubs in the village: The Star (named after a car)[1] and The Bull.[2]

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Bentley was the location of a Radio 4 and ITV Docu-Drama from the 1990s called The Village, which focused on local residents and their daily lives.[3]

The founder of the Scout Movement, Robert Baden-Powell, lived in Bentley at Pax Hill.[4] Harold Sanderson, the owner of the White Star Line, learned of the sinking of the Titanic whilst at his home Jenkyn Place in Bentley.

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