Dummer, Hampshire

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Dummer church.jpg
All Saints' Church, Dummer
Dummer is located in Hampshire
 Dummer shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU583458
Civil parish Dummer
District Basingstoke and Deane
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district RG25
Dialling code 01256
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament North West Hampshire
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Coordinates: 51°12′37″N 1°09′40″W / 51.2102°N 1.1611°W / 51.2102; -1.1611

Dummer is a parish and village in Hampshire, England located 6 miles south west of Basingstoke, 1 km south of Junction 7 on the M3 motorway.

In the 2001 census it had a population of 643, and the village currently has 127 dwellings.[1]

The name of the village is derived from Dun (meaning hill) and Mer (lake or pond). The English surname 'Dummer' is thought to originate from here, as the Dummer family were lords of the manor between the 12th and 16th centuries.

All Saints Church is in the centre of the village.[1] The church is part of the Church of England benefice of Farleigh, Candover and Wield, served by the same Rector.

A public house, The Queen [2], is north of the church on Down Street towards the M3.

Also towards the M3 is the Dummer Golf Club, [3] the course lying to the northeast of the village.

On the other side of the M3 north of the A30 is the Dummer Garden Centre,[2] and a public house, The Sun. A short distance southwest down the A30 is another public house and hotel, The Wheatsheaf.[3]

To the south west of Dummer village by about 1 km is Dummer Down Farm, site of the Dummer Cricket Centre [4] which was founded by the late Major Ronald Ferguson, father of Sarah, Duchess of York. The current owner, Andrew Ferguson, is a local councillor on Dummer Parish Council.


The village is part of the civil parish of Dummer,[4] which is part of the Oakley and North Waltham ward of Basingstoke and Deane borough council.[5] The borough council is a Non-metropolitan district of Hampshire County Council.


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