Sleaford, Hampshire

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This article is about Sleaford in Hampshire. For Sleaford in Lincolnshire, see Sleaford.

Coordinates: 51°08′05″N 0°51′18″W / 51.13484°N 0.8549°W / 51.13484; -0.8549

Sleaford
Sleaford is located in Hampshire
Sleaford
Sleaford
 Sleaford shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU802381
District East Hampshire
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BORDON
Postcode district GU35
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament East Hampshire
List of places
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Sleaford in Hampshire, England is a hamlet of Headley Civil Parish and the Northanger Ecclesiastical Benefice. It lies on the A325 and B3004 roads where they cross the small River Slea, a tributary of the Wey. Since the road junction has been re-aligned, there are now three bridges across the river.

Sleaford is at the edge of Broxhead Common, a part of the belt of heathland on the Surrey-Hampshire border from Berkshire to West Sussex, which the British Army found attractive for training. There are numerous military colleges, camps and training grounds in the region which extends in a zone southwards from Windsor, through Camberley, Frimley and Aldershot to Bordon (near Sleaford), Woolmer and Longmoor Military Camp (grid reference SU795310). The last two were set up to train engineers to run railways[citation needed], a very important skill in the Great War period.

The hamlet is home to the Country Market, Hampshire's last market store until it burned down in a major fire in 2010.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liphook Online: Country Market fire". Retrieved 25 Apr 2014. 

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