Amport

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Amport
Amport Village - geograph.org.uk - 144746.jpg
Amport is located in Hampshire
Amport
Amport
Amport shown within Hampshire
Population 1,189 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SU2944
Civil parish
  • Amport
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ANDOVER
Postcode district SP11
Dialling code 01264
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
List of places
UK
England
HampshireCoordinates: 51°11′42″N 1°34′12″W / 51.195°N 01.57°W / 51.195; -01.57

Amport is a village and civil parish in the Test Valley district of NW Hampshire, England, a few miles west of Andover. It incorporates the small hamlet of East Cholderton and has a population of about 1,200.

There is a village green is surrounded by thatched cottages. The village lies in the valley of the Pillhill Brook, a tributary of the River Anton and thence the River Test,[2] a chalk stream famous for its trout-fishing, and for those who enjoy a country walk, there are many attractive routes.

Landmarks[edit]

Amport House on the outskirts of the village, which is now occupied by the tri-service chaplains’ school, was originally home to the Marquesses of Winchester; it has gardens designed by celebrated architect, Edwin Lutyens and laid out by Gertrude Jekyll. The House currently houses The Museum of Army Chaplaincy.

Amport’s greatest attraction, however, is the world-renowned Hawk Conservancy where skilled falconers daily fly a wide variety of hawks, owls and eagles, including two American Bald Eagles.

Religious sites[edit]

The church, St Mary’s, which was built in the fourteenth century, has a peal of six bells which are rung regularly. There is a church school, founded by a lady benefactor, Mrs Sophia Sheppard, the widow of Rev. Thomas Sheppard, in the early nineteenth century.[3]

Amport Parish Church April 2014

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Eilert Ekwall (1928). English River Names. OUP. p. 15. 
  3. ^ William White (1878) History, Gazetter and Directory of the County of Hampshire. p112

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