Litchfield, Hampshire

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For the English city with a similar name, see Lichfield.

Coordinates: 51°16′47″N 1°20′25″W / 51.2797°N 1.3404°W / 51.2797; -1.3404

Litchfield
Litchfield is located in Hampshire
Litchfield
Litchfield
 Litchfield shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU461536
Civil parish Litchfield and Woodcott
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
UK Parliament North West Hampshire
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Litchfield is a linear village in the English county of Hampshire. It is closely bypassed by the A34 trunk road between Newbury and Whitchurch, which follows the course of the former Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway. Litchfield railway station, which closed in 1960, was on this line. The station is a private house, not owned by C.A.H Wills who owns Litchfield farms estate and lives in the village. The station was sold by Hampshire County Council in 1978 and has been restored. The approach road is now a private drive to the property. In 1976 the Litchfield - Whitchurch bypass was opened and made use of the DN&SR trackbed south of Litchfield towards Whitchurch for a distance of one mile.

Governance[edit]

The village is part of the civil parish of Litchfield and Woodcott[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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hampshire County Council’s legal record of public rights of way in Hampshire". 2008. Retrieved 11 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Basingstoke and Deane Wards info". 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010. 

External links[edit]

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