Cheriton, Hampshire

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Coordinates: 51°03′07″N 1°10′08″W / 51.051903°N 1.168855°W / 51.051903; -1.168855

Cheriton
Cheriton is located in Hampshire
Cheriton
Cheriton
 Cheriton shown within Hampshire
Population 611 [1]
OS grid reference SU582284
Civil parish Cheriton
District City of Winchester
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ALRESFORD
Postcode district SO24
Dialling code 01962
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Meon Valley
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire

Cheriton Is a small village and civil parish located near the city of Winchester, in Hampshire, England. The settlement is perhaps most famous for being close to the location of the Battle of Cheriton in the English Civil War in 1644. Cheriton is also the Source of the River Itchen. The village comprises two distinct sections: Cheriton and New Cheriton which is situated half a mile distant from the main village beside the A272

Facilities and Services

Cheriton boasts a number of services and facilities including two pubs, a local store which contains a sub-post office. The local pub, The Flower Pots Inn brews its own beer and has won numerous awards for brewing over the past twenty years as attested to by the certificates adorning its walls. The community also enjoys the village hall, tennis courts and cricket pitches which offer a quintessentially English country scene..

The church is dedicated to St Michael and All Angels and dates from the 12th century. The professional wrestler Sean Waltman originally wrestled as "The Cheriton Cherubim" back in 1991, although he has never visited the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish Headcounts, Area: Cheriton CP". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001. Retrieved 2008-10-06.  The population was similar in 1871 at 642 (William White (1878) History, Gazetter and Directory of the County of Hampshire).

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