Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere
|District||Basingstoke and Deane|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||North West Hampshire|
Burghclere is a village and civil parish in the Basingstoke and Deane district of Hampshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,138. The village is near the border of Hampshire with Berkshire and is 4 miles south of Newbury in West Berkshire.
There are community clubs such as Stagecoach Newbury which is held at The Clere School, and there is a Sports and Social club. There are allotments, and a small memorial garden. In addition, there is a large playing field.
The nearest railway station is Newbury. Burghclere had its own station on the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway but the station closed in 1960. Bus services to Newbury are Stagecoach routes 21/22/23/24.
Burghclere has three schools, the Clere School which is a secondary school, Burghclere Primary School and the Independent, St. Michael's School, which accepts both boarding and day pupils. St. Michael's is run by the Society of St. Pius X, a traditionalist Catholic organisation which currently has no regular canonical standing in the Catholic Church.
Burghclere has some beautiful rural scenery, so you can walk along the old railway, through many fields, or go for a hike. In the winter time, if it snows, Beacon hill, or Jacob's ladder are where many young people and older people gather for snowballing or sledging.
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