Ampfield

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Ampfield
Village
St Marks Church, Ampfield - geograph.org.uk - 860214.jpg
St Mark's Church
Ampfield is located in Hampshire
Ampfield
Ampfield
Location within Hampshire
Population1,474 (2001)
1,583 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSU406237
Civil parish
  • Ampfield
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRomsey
Postcode districtSO51
Dialling code01794
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
51°00′41″N 1°25′21″W / 51.0114°N 1.4226°W / 51.0114; -1.4226Coordinates: 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,[2] increasing to 1,583 at the 2011 Census.[1]

Geography[edit]

Ampfield lies on sands and clays of Eocene age near the northern edge of the Hampshire Basin. Ampfield Wood on the London Clay[3] 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.

Potters Heron Hotel[edit]

The Potters Heron Hotel, renowned for its thatched roof, is situated in Ampfield Village.

Personalities[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Parish Headcounts, Area: Ampfield CP". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001. Retrieved 9 March 2008.
  3. ^ 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

External links[edit]

Media related to Ampfield at Wikimedia Commons