Old Alresford

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Coordinates: 51°06′07″N 1°09′50″W / 51.1019°N 1.164°W / 51.1019; -1.164

Old Alresford
Old Alresford is located in Hampshire
Old Alresford
Old Alresford
 Old Alresford shown within Hampshire
Population 599 [1]
OS grid reference SU5832
District Winchester
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SO24
Dialling code 01962
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Winchester
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire

Old Alresford is a village and civil parish in Hampshire, England. It is 1 km (0.6 miles) north of the town of New Alresford, 12 km (7 miles) north-east of the city of Winchester, and 20 km (12 miles) south-west of the town of Alton.

During the late 18th century, Alresford Cricket Club was one of the strongest sides in England.

In 1851, George Sumner, son of the Bishop of Winchester, Charles Richard Sumner, became rector of the village. There his wife, Mary Sumner started the now global Mothers' Union organisation of Anglican women.

In 1986, following the closure of the village school and post office, The Old Alresford Dramatic Society (T.O.A.D.S.) was founded,[2] as a way of bringing the village together. They perform a pantomime in December each year and a Spring Show, usually in May.

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