Bartley, Hampshire

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Bartley
Bartley, village hall - geograph.org.uk - 1015985.jpg
Bartley village hall, and former church
Bartley is located in Hampshire
Bartley
Bartley
Location within Hampshire
OS grid referenceSU306134
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSOUTHAMPTON
Postcode districtSO40
Dialling code023
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
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Hampshire
50°55′11″N 1°33′55″W / 50.9196°N 1.5653°W / 50.9196; -1.5653Coordinates: 50°55′11″N 1°33′55″W / 50.9196°N 1.5653°W / 50.9196; -1.5653

Bartley is a village in Hampshire, England, within the boundaries of the New Forest National Park, seven miles (11 km) west of Southampton.

Overview[edit]

Bartley is in the civil parish of Copythorne (where the 2011 Census was included), surrounding villages are Copythorne to the north, Cadnam to the west, and Woodlands to the southeast.

At the heart of Bartley is "The Tin Church" - an Anglican church reading room built in 1900 from corrugated iron and painted green. It was used for church services until 1992. A Charitable Trust then bought and renovated it. Now it is used as a Village Hall and community centre. Also central to the community is Fourways Stores and Bartley Post Office, owned and run by the same family for over thirty years. There is a pub called "The Haywain" (featuring the painting by Constable on the pub sign). Bartley Junior School[1] is just north of the village centre.

There are a number of entrances to the New Forest in Bartley, with cattle grids to keep the horses and other grazing animals in the forest. Bartley has a stream running near it called Bartley Water.

History[edit]

The name Bartley means "birch wood".[2][3] In 1586 it is recorded as "Bartlie Regis",[2] the name being Anglicised to "Barkley Kings" on a map of 1695.[3] Nearby Bartley Manor is an 18th-century house with a three-storey main block and two-storey wings.[4] Bartley Lodge is also an 18th-century house which now operates as a hotel.

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