Turgis Green

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Turgis Green
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Turgis Green is located in Hampshire
Turgis Green
Turgis Green
 Turgis Green shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU6951359250
Civil parish Stratfield Turgis
District Basingstoke and Deane
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Hook
Postcode district RG27
Dialling code 01256
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Basingstoke
Website Stratfield Turgis Parish Meeting
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire

Coordinates: 51°19′39″N 1°00′08″W / 51.3276°N 1.0022°W / 51.3276; -1.0022

Turgis Green is a small hamlet in the civil parish of Stratfield Turgis in the English county of Hampshire. It contains six Grade II listed buildings and a Grade II listed milestome (on the A33).[1]

Governance[edit]

The hamlet of Turgis Green is part of the civil parish of Stratfield Turgis,[2] and is part of the Pamber and Silchester ward of Basingstoke and Deane borough council.[3] The borough council is a Non-metropolitan district of Hampshire County Council.

Geography[edit]

Turgis Green is located nine miles south of the large town of Reading, and six miles north of Basingstoke.

Nearby towns and cities: Basingstoke, Reading

Transportation[edit]

The hamlet is situated on the northern section of the busy A33 road, which splits it north to south. It is not served by any public transport.

History[edit]

The hamlet is named for the Turgis family that owned land locally in the thirteenth century. Turgis Green was inclosed in 1866 as a result of the General Inclosure Act,[4] which permitted landlords to enclose open fields and common land and deny local people their historic rights to graze on these area, as well as wood gathering and water rights. Late in the eighteenth century it was proposed to build a cut (canal branch) from the Basingstoke Canal to Turgis Green but the proposal never came to fruition.[5]

Sport and leisure[edit]

The hamlet includes a cricket pitch, home of the Stratfield Turgis & Hartley Wespall Cricket Club, and small children's playground.

Religious Sites[edit]

Turgis Green is served by the church of St. Mary the Blessed Virgin, about a mile from the hamlet and close to the hamlet of Hartley Wespall.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British Listed Buildings". 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hampshire County Council’s legal record of public rights of way in Hampshire". 2008. Retrieved 26 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Basingstoke and Deane Wards info". 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 4". 1911. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "The History of the Basingstoke Canal". 1973. Retrieved 1 January 2011.