Bishops Green shown within Hampshire
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|District||Basingstoke and Deane|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||North West Hampshire|
Bishops Green expanded greatly during World War II, when the original few houses and farms were joined by the Eagle Road and Ashlands housing estates, both built for the nearby American air base of RAF Greenham Common. After the war a number of Nissen huts were used to re-home local families, these being replaced by 95 new houses by Basingstoke Rural District Council in the early 1950s. At the same time the United States Air Force (USAF) built new housing alongside this development, doubling the size of the estate. The base closed in 1992 and the USAF housing was transferred to Sovereign Housing Association. The original 95 council houses were transferred to Sentinel Housing Association in 1995 and were replaced by a new £20M development of 148 homes, named 'Woods End.' . The village has a shop, village hall and a camping site.
Bishops Green is part of the civil parish of Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and Bishops Green. This, in turn is part of the Burghclere, Highclere and St Mary Bourne ward of the district of Basingstoke and Deane. The borough council is a Non-metropolitan district of Hampshire County Council.
- "Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and Bishops Green Parish Council History". Retrieved 3 September 2010.
- "Sentinel Housing - Bishop's Green". Retrieved 3 September 2010.
- "Wards Information, Councillors for Burghclere, Highclere & St Mary Bourne". 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
- The geographic coordinates are from the Ordnance Survey.
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