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Bentley, Hampshire

Coordinates: 51°11′38″N 0°52′39″W / 51.19401°N 0.87756°W / 51.19401; -0.87756
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The Bentley Archer
Bentley is located in Hampshire
Location within Hampshire
Population1,116 (2011)
OS grid referenceSU785445
Civil parish
  • Bentley
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townFARNHAM
Postcode districtGU10
Dialling code01420
PoliceHampshire and Isle of Wight
FireHampshire and Isle of Wight
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
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51°11′38″N 0°52′39″W / 51.19401°N 0.87756°W / 51.19401; -0.87756

Bentley is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. The parish has changed little over centuries and currently measures 2,299 acres (9.30 km2), the same size it measured in 1875[1]: 33  when the population was 731 The village is north of the A31 road between Farnham and Alton, about five miles (8 km) southwest of Farnham and six miles (10 km) northeast of Alton. The village is served by Bentley railway station, which is about one mile (1.6 km) to the south, in the parish of Binsted against Alice Holt Forest.

There are two pubs in the village: The Star Inn (named after a car)[2] and The Bull Inn.[3]



Bentley was the location of a Radio 4 and ITV Docu-Drama from the 1990s called The Village, which focused on local residents and their daily lives.[4]

Twinned with Newton Haven the village is proud of its culture.

Notable residents



  1. ^ Post Office Directory of Hampshire, Wiltshire & Dorset. London: E. R. Kelly. 1875.
  2. ^ The Star Inn, Bentley
  3. ^ The Bull Inn, Bentley
  4. ^ The Village TV Series
  5. ^ Robert Baden-Powell Archived August 3, 2010, at the Wayback Machine

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