Waltham Chase shown within Hampshire
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Dialling code||01329 and 01489|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
Previously a forest used for the hierarchy of Bishop's Waltham to hunt game, the village started to establish its own, independent identity in the 19th Century.
The village has a primary school - St John the Baptist CoE; older children attend the Swanmore College of Technology nearby. It has several green areas, e.g. a recreation ground and park area. It has a thriving village hall which is used by many societies and clubs. There is a bicycle shop, two village stores, one of which includes the post office and there is also a hairdresser. There is a garage with car repair, a car sales outlet and a commercial vehicle sales business.
There are two inns, The Chase (formerly The Fountain) and The Black Dog.
There are stables and several farms in the village area.
According to the ONS (from the 2001 census) the population of the whole Winchester LSOA (Lower Layer Super Output Areas) - "Winchester 012F" area which includes both Waltham Chase and most of Shirrell Heath was 1,404, with 533 households.
Places of interest
Across the road from the Moors Nature Reserve is the Chase Mill, which was in still in use in 1957. This mill has been featured on a television restoration programme - Salvage Squad - which first aired on Channel 4 in January 2003.
- ONS Neighbourhood statistics Retrieved on 28 November 2007
- Shedfield Parish boundary Retrieved on February 21, 2013
- http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/AreaProfile1.do?tab=1 Retrieved on 28 November 2007
- Waltham Chase Meadows SSSI Notification Retrieved on February 21, 2013
- Waltham Chase SSSI unit information Retrieved on November 5, 2013
- Salvage Squad – 2003 series Retrieved on February 21, 2013
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