Appleshaw

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Appleshaw
Appleshaw - Street Scene - geograph.org.uk - 1381518.jpg
Appleshaw is located in Hampshire
Appleshaw
Appleshaw
Location within Hampshire
Population487 [1]
503 (2011 Census)[2]
OS grid referenceSU308487
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAndover
Postcode districtSP11
Dialling code01264
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
51°14′13″N 1°33′32″W / 51.237°N 1.559°W / 51.237; -1.559Coordinates: 51°14′13″N 1°33′32″W / 51.237°N 1.559°W / 51.237; -1.559

Appleshaw is a village in the English county of Hampshire. The name Appleshaw is derived from Old English ‘scarga’ - a shaugh or wood; thus Appleshaw may mean ‘apple wood’. It includes the hamlet of Ragged Appleshaw, the ‘ragged’ possibly being a corruption of ‘roe gate’ - the gate of the Royal Deer Forest of Chute. The northern boundary of the parish is the Wiltshire border.

This small parish lies on the Wiltshire border and includes the hamlets of Redenham and Ragged Appleshaw, including part of Redenham Park. Granted the right to two annual fairs in 1658, Appleshaw became a rival to the great Weyhill sheep fair.

The Salisbury Journal in 1801 reported that 15,000 sheep were sold at Appleshaw - a reduction on the previous year's total.

W. G. Grace once played cricket here, with his bat made of Wallop willow.

In the middle of the street a clock sticks out from a barn wall, placed there to celebrate Queen Victoria's jubilee.

Education[edit]

Appleshaw has one school, Appleshaw St Peter's CE Primary School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Census data
  2. ^ "Civil Parish 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2016.

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