Sherborne St John

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Sherborne St John
St. Andrew's Church, Sherborne St. John - geograph.org.uk - 75929.jpg
St. Andrew's Church, Sherborne St. John
Sherborne St John is located in Hampshire
Sherborne St John
Sherborne St John
 Sherborne St John shown within Hampshire
Population 2,584 (Civil Parish, 2001)
OS grid reference SU621554
Civil parish Sherborne St John
District Basingstoke and Deane
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BASINGSTOKE
Postcode district RG24
Dialling code 01256
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament North East Hampshire
Website Sherborne St John
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire

Coordinates: 51°17′40″N 1°06′35″W / 51.2944°N 1.1098°W / 51.2944; -1.1098

Sherborne St John is a village and civil parish near Basingstoke in the English county of Hampshire.

History[edit]

The village was named in the Domesday book as Sireburne. It became Shireburna (12th century), Schyreburne (13th century) and Shirebourne Decani, Shireburn St. John in the 14th century.[1]

Sir Bernard Brocas, the 14th century soldier and friend of the Black Prince, held the Beaurepaire estate in Sherborne St John. His son, the rebel, also called Sir Bernard Brocas, made it the family's permanent home.

Governance[edit]

The village of Sherbourne St John is a civil parish[2] and ward of Basingstoke and Deane borough council.[3] The borough council is a Non-metropolitan district of Hampshire County Council and all three councils are responsible for different aspects of local government.

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Culture and community[edit]

The following can be found in the village: The Swann pub, Sherborne St John Social Club (established 1903 and oldest registered club in the country), The Post Office and shop, Sherborne St. John Village Hall (and clock), Sherborne St. John Tennis Club, St. Andrews Church, Sherborne St John FC, 1 duck pond, 2 swing parks, Chute Pavilion and Sports Field, Sherborne St. John Toddlers, and a village green.

Sherborne St. John has its own parish magazine, The Villager. A Greening Campaign has been launched to make all the locals eco friendly.

Annual events in the parish include the Sherborne St John Village Fayre and Monk Sherborne & District Horticultural Show.

Landmarks[edit]

Sherborne is the location of two well-known country estates:

Education[edit]

The Sherborne St. John Church of England Primary School is over 150 years old and teaches year R (Reception) and years 1-6. The school has approximately 17 children in each year, and approximately 115 students in total. In the SATS results of 2010 the school placed as the top primary school in Hampshire (based on Average Points Score).[4]

Children aged 11 to 16 that receive state-funded education are likely to attend The Hurst Community College in Baughurst.

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