Burkham

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Burkham
Burkham is located in Hampshire
Burkham
Burkham
 Burkham shown within Hampshire
Population 20 
OS grid reference SU6506343198
Civil parish Bentworth
District East Hampshire
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Alton
Postcode district GU34
Dialling code 01420
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire

Coordinates: 51°11′04″N 1°04′14″W / 51.184320°N 1.07048°W / 51.184320; -1.07048

Burkham is a hamlet in the large civil parish of Bentworth in Hampshire, England including a large country house, Burkham House.[1]

The nearest town is Alton, which lies about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) to the south-east. Its nearest railway station was formerly the Bentworth and Lasham railway station on the Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway, until its closure in 1932.[2] The nearest railway station is now 3.6 miles (5.8 km) east of the village, at Alton.

Between Burkham and Bentworth is Home Farm, a Woodland Trust area of 339 acres (137 hectares) of mixed woodland, plantations and fields. The area was bought by the Woodland Trust in 1991.

Burkham House[edit]

Burkham House lies in the centre of the hamlet, around one mile south to Bentworth. The manor itself returns dated 1316, John Daleron held 'Brocham'. In 1590 Robert Hunt acquired the Bentworth Hall from Henry Lord Windsor, and this included the Burkham area. Later, Robert Magewick purchased Burkham for £160.[3] and George Magewick (1647–1736) was described as the owner of Burkham Farm in 1684. In 1748 James Magewick Battin, presumably a descendant, held the manor, and he is given as the owner in a 1778 Survey of Hampshire.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burkham House, Alton, England". Parks and Gardens UK. 12 August 2009. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ Alton Light Railway closure[dead link]
  3. ^ Feud. Aids, ii,. 1856. p. 314. 
  4. ^ Doubleday, Herbert Arthur, Page, William (1911). "A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 4". accessed from British History Online. pp. 68–71.