Ecchinswell

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Ecchinswell
Ecchinswell Church - geograph.org.uk - 60541.jpg
Ecchinswell Church
Ecchinswell is located in Hampshire
Ecchinswell
Ecchinswell
 Ecchinswell shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU500597
Civil parish Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and Bishops Green
District Basingstoke and Deane
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
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Coordinates: 51°20′01″N 1°17′02″W / 51.333615°N 1.284027°W / 51.333615; -1.284027Ecchinswell is a village in the civil parish of Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and Bishops Green in the English county of Hampshire.

Geography[edit]

Watership Down, location of the famous Richard Adams' novel of the same name, is just South of Ecchinswell. Ladle Hill on Great Litchfield Down, also lies to the south. Part of the hill is a 10.37 hectares (25.6 acres) biological SSSI, first notified in 1978. The hill has a partially completed Iron Age hill fort on its summit, and the surrounding area is rich in Iron Age tumuli, enclosures, lynchets and field systems. Ladle hill and Watership down are easily accessed from the Wayfarer's Walk cross county footpath that passes through the parish.

Governance[edit]

The village of Ecchinswell is part of the civil parish of Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and Bishops Green[1] and is part of the Burghclere, Highclere and St Mary Bourne ward of Basingstoke and Deane borough council.[2] The borough council is a Non-metropolitan district of Hampshire County Council.

Notable people[edit]

Part of Ecchinswell's War Memorial.

Literature[edit]

Nuthanger Farm at Ecchinswell features extensively in Richard Adams' Watership Down.

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