Lockerley

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Coordinates: 51°01′57″N 1°34′22″W / 51.032494°N 1.572837°W / 51.032494; -1.572837

Lockerley
St John's Church, Lockerley - geograph.org.uk - 138145.jpg
St John's Church, Lockerley.
Lockerley is located in Hampshire
Lockerley
Lockerley
 Lockerley shown within Hampshire
Population 827 [1]
OS grid reference SU299260
Civil parish Lockerley
District Test Valley
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ROMSEY
Postcode district SO51
Dialling code 01794
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Romsey
Website Lockerley Parish Council
List of places
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England
Hampshire

Lockerley is a village and civil parish in Hampshire, England on the border with Wiltshire. The village lies on the southern bank of the River Dun about two miles upstream from its confluence with the River Test and about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) east of West Dean which is just over the Wiltshire border. The parish has a population of around 827 people.[1] The nearest town is Romsey, about 8 kilometres (5 mi) to the south-east and is about 7 miles from Salisbury.

The parish church of St John is Victorian. There is also a Baptist chapel.

The Wessex Main Line railway crosses the parish, the nearest stations being at Dunbridge and West Dean.

Facilities[edit]

In Lockerley there is a village shop, a garage, a school (Lockerley C of E Primary School) and 2 churches (one baptist and one Victorian).

History[edit]

Lockerley was the site of a huge storehouse for the US Army prior to the Invasion of Europe, established in October 1943 and largely obsolete by October 1944 by which time supplies were being sent direct to France.[2] The depot was just outside Dunbridge station and comprised 15 miles of sidings and 134 covered sheds.[2] Lockerley Hall was used to house soldiers during the First World War.

Lockerley Camp Iron Age hillfort lies just to the East of Lockerley.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parish Headcounts, Area: Lockerley CP". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  2. ^ a b Hampshire and D-Day. Martin Doughty. 1994. ISBN 1-85741-047-5. pp53

External links[edit]

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