Cliddesden

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Coordinates: 51°14′13″N 1°05′38″W / 51.236830°N 1.093964°W / 51.236830; -1.093964

Cliddesden
Cliddesden-village-pond.jpg
Cliddesden village pond
Cliddesden is located in Hampshire
Cliddesden
Cliddesden
 Cliddesden shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU6335049017
District Basingstoke and Deane
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BASINGSTOKE
Postcode district RG25
Dialling code 01256
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Basingstoke
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Church of St. Leonard in Cliddesden.

Cliddesden is a parish in Hampshire, England located 3 miles south of Basingstoke, close to the M3 motorway. In the 2001 census it had a population of 489. The land and housing are currently protected as it is within a Conservation Zone and has many areas of beauty and rolling countryside.

The village was formerly served by Cliddesden railway station on the now defunct Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway. The station was used in the making of several films. In the 1937 film Oh, Mr Porter!, Cliddesden appeared as 'Buggleskelly'. A short length of railway track was installed in the centre of the Viables Roundabout in Basingstoke in 1976 to commemorate the line at a point close to its original route.[1] The B3046 runs through the village centre.[2]

About 2 kilometres to the southwest, near the B 3046, lies one of the highest points on the Hampshire Downs, Farleigh Hill (208 m).[2]

Location[edit]

Position: grid reference SU631489

Nearby towns and cities: Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Newbury, Winchester

Nearby villages: Axford, Dummer, Ellisfield, Farleigh Wallop, Herriard, Hook, Kingsclere, North Waltham, Oakley, Old Basing, Overton, Steventon, Whitchurch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Southern Evening Echo 11-03-1976
  2. ^ a b Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer map series.

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