Headley, East Hampshire

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Headley is located in Hampshire
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 Headley shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU821362
Civil parish Headley
District East Hampshire
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GUILDFORD
Postcode district GU35 8
Dialling code 01428
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Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
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Coordinates: 51°07′09″N 0°49′38″W / 51.119239°N 0.827121°W / 51.119239; -0.827121

Headley is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It is 1.8 miles (2.9 km) east of Bordon on the B3002 road.

The nearest railway station is 3.6 miles (5.8 km) south of the village at Liphook.

The civil parish of Headley has a population of over 5,500. The parish comprises a number of settlements as well as the village of Headley itself: Standford, Arford, Headley Down, Barford, Wishanger, Sleaford, Trottsford, and part of Hollywater. Current area is 4,862 acres (19.7 km²). The original parish also included Grayshott (until 1902), Lindford, and a considerable portion of Bordon (until 1929). The ecclesiastical parish of All Saints, Headley served Lindford and Bordon, although not Grayshott, until March 2002 — since then Bordon has become a separate ecclesiastical parish.

History[edit]

Headley is the oldest of three villages in the south of England of that name and has gone through a number of name spellings, but was first noted in the Domesday Book: "In Neatham Hundred — The Count (Eustace) himself holds 5 hides in Headley which answered for 3 hides before 1066. Earl Godwin Held it. They account for it in (Bishops) Sutton."

Amenities[edit]

All Saints Anglican Church is in the centre of the village, and is in the Diocese of Guildford. The church predates 1836 when the wooden-shingled spire burnt down. The church was subsequently rebuilt (without the spire) in 1859.[1] Features in the rebuilt church date its existence back at least to the 13th century.[2]

The Holly Bush is a public house in the centre of the village. It dates from the 19th century. Its predecessor of the same name is believed to have been on the other side of the road when William Cobbett (Rural Rides) visited Headley in 1822.[3]

Headley Theatre Club was founded in 1952, building on the success of a pageant held to celebrate the Festival of Britain the previous year. It was felt that an organisation should be formed in the Village to encourage such enthusiasm and talent on a more permanent basis. The Club puts on a pantomime, a 3-act play and a musical event each year.[4]

Notable inhabitants[edit]

Notable events[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hantsphere heritage in place: All Saints' Church, Headley". Retrieved 11 Oct 2013. 
  2. ^ "All Saints', Headley". Retrieved 11 Oct 2013. 
  3. ^ Smith, John Owen (2002). One Monday in November and beyond: The Selbourne and Headley workhouse riots of 1830. ISBN 1873855338. 
  4. ^ "Headley Theatre Club". Retrieved 1 Oct 2013. 
  5. ^ "Headley, Hampshire: Celebrities". Retrieved 25 Apr 2014. 

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