East Hanney

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East Hanney
East Hanney is located in Oxfordshire
East Hanney
East Hanney
 East Hanney shown within Oxfordshire
Population 796 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SU4192
Civil parish East Hanney
District Vale of White Horse
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Wantage
Postcode district OX12
Dialling code 01235
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Wantage
Website TheHanneys
List of places
UK
England
Oxfordshire

Coordinates: 51°37′59″N 1°24′18″W / 51.633°N 1.405°W / 51.633; -1.405

East Hanney is a village and civil parish on Letcombe Brook about 3 miles (5 km) north of Wantage. Historically East and West Hanney were formerly a single ecclesiastical parish of Hanney.[2] East Hanney was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred the Vale of White Horse to Oxfordshire.

Churches[edit]

East Hanney had a chapel by 1288, dedicated to Saint James, but Alice Yate is said to have dissolved it after she took over the manor in 1546.[2] The present Church of England parish church of Saint James the Less[2] was designed by the Gothic Revival architect George Edmund Street in a 13th century English style and built in 1856.[3] It has since been made redundant and converted into a private home.

Hanney Chapel

Hanney Chapel is Non-conformist and was built in 1862.[4] It was closed after the First World War but reopened in 1943.[4]

Economic history[edit]

Dandridge's Mill is a Georgian water mill built in the 1820s as a silk mill.[5] It is a Grade II Listed building but after it ceased working it became derelict.[5] In 2007 it was restored as four private apartments.[5] It is a low-carbon redevelopment with a number of sources of renewable energy, including an Archimedean screw[5] on the millstream that powers the property's own electricity generator.

Amenities[edit]

The Black Horse

East Hanney has a public house, the Black Horse[6] free house. There is also a branch of the Royal British Legion. Hanney War Memorial Hall includes a village shop with sub-Post Office.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area selected: Vale of White Horse (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Page & Ditchfield, 1924, pages 285-294
  3. ^ Pevsner, 1966, page 133
  4. ^ a b "Introducing Hanney Chapel". Welcome to Hanney Chapel. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d Tyzack, Anna (4 November 2010). "Period Property". The Telegraph. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 
  6. ^ The Black Horse

Sources[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to East Hanney at Wikimedia Commons