South Wonston shown within Hampshire
|Population||3,771 (2011 est)|
|OS grid reference|
|District||City of Winchester|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
South Wonston is a village on the outskirts of the City of Winchester district of Hampshire, England. The population of the village is estimated to be 3,771 people living in an estimated 1,545 households.
South Wonston Primary School is situated in the centre of the village on Downs Road. Attached to the school is the church of St Margaret's, which the school uses for functions. The village does not have its own secondary schools, but the majority of pupils continue onto Henry Beaufort School, in Harestock.
There is a surgery located on Downs Road that is run as a branch surgery of the Gratton Surgery, Sutton Scotney. Gratton Surgery Website There is a prescription collection service provided by the Village Stores.
The recreation ground is situated to the south east of the village. In the car park of the recreation ground there is a recycling centre for plastics, glass and clothes. There are two football pitches, a tarmac tennis court, a pavilion, a bike track, skate park, basketball court, the chalk pit (chalkies) and a play park. The car park is accessed from West Hill Road South.
South Wonston Swifts FC
The local football team play their home games at the recreation ground. The club has various age groups ranging from U10 all the way to U18 and senior level, playing in local leagues in the Hampshire area. The senior team are very competitive in their two leagues on a Saturday and a Sunday, with most supporters and opposition sharing the opinion that they have the best centre midfield trio in the county.
There is a village shop and post office in the centre of the village opposite the school. (Photo).
The village does not have a pub, but there is a licensed social club, well-appointed and selling a good range of draught and keg ales together with a full range of spirits. The club offers functions on most weekends and the usual activities of cribbage, darts and pool. The club can also be used for special functions by arrangement.
There is also a village hall, where many local clubs and societies are based. The hall is also available for hire for private functions.
- South Wonston information website
- South Wonston School website
- South Wonston Parish Council website
- www.geograph.org.uk : Photographs of South Wonston and surrounding area
- South Wonston Swifts Football Club website
- South Wonston Social Club website
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