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Freefolk is located in Hampshire
 Freefolk shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU4853848772
Civil parish Laverstoke
District Basingstoke and Deane
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SP11
Dialling code 01264
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament North West Hampshire
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Coordinates: 51°14′10″N 1°18′22″W / 51.2361°N 1.3061°W / 51.2361; -1.3061

Freefolk is a village in Hampshire, England. It lies to the west and almost directly alongside the village of Laverstoke; the two villages are separated by the River Test.

It is about 1.5 miles (2 km) east of Whitchurch and 1 mile (2 km) west of Overton on the B3400 road between Basingstoke and Andover.

In the village is an inn named the "Watership Down", known locally as "the jerry". Built in 1840, it was previously called the Freefolk Arms but was renamed in honour of local author Richard Adams and his book Watership Down, which took its name from the down about 5 miles (8 km) to the north of the village.

Freefolk is also home to Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants, a family run Nursery whose displays have won ten gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show in recent years.


The village is part of the civil parish of Laverstoke and is part of the Overton, Laverstoke and Steventon ward of Basingstoke and Deane borough council.[1] The borough council is a Non-metropolitan district of Hampshire County Council. It is pronounced in similar fashion to Norfolk, villagers are commonly known as freefolkers.

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  1. ^ "Basingstoke and Deane Wards info". 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2010. 

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Media related to Freefolk at Wikimedia Commons