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St Mark's Church
Ampfield is located in Hampshire
 Ampfield shown within Hampshire
Population 1,474 (2001)
OS grid reference SU406237
Civil parish Ampfield
District Test Valley
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Romsey
Postcode district SO51
Dialling code 01794
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Romsey
List of places

Coordinates: 51°00′41″N 1°25′21″W / 51.0114°N 1.4226°W / 51.0114; -1.4226

Ampfield is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Test Valley in Hampshire, England, between Romsey, Eastleigh, and Winchester. It had a population at the 2001 census of 1,474.[1]

Ampfield lies on sands and clays of Eocene age near the northern edge of the Hampshire Basin. Ampfield Wood on the London Clay[2] to the north of the village is crossed by the Monarch's Way long distance footpath. The parish includes the hamlets of Knapp and Gosport.

The author of the Thomas the Tank Engine series of books, Rev. W Awdry, was born in Ampfield Vicarage.

Potters Heron Hotel[edit]

The Potters Heron Hotel is situated in Ampfield Village. Its Thatch Roof is well known and loved amongst many.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Parish Headcounts, Area: Ampfield CP". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  2. ^ British Geological Survey (2002), Winchester. England and Wales Sheet 299. Solid and Drift Geology, 1:50,000 Series geological map, Keyworth, Nottingham: British Geological Survey, ISBN 0-7518-3340-1