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Telegraph House, Binsted.jpg
Telegraph House, Binsted.
Binsted is located in Hampshire
 Binsted shown within Hampshire
Population 1,635 (2001)
OS grid reference SU770411
Civil parish Binsted
District East Hampshire
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ALTON
Postcode district GU34 4
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
List of places

Coordinates: 51°09′51″N 0°53′55″W / 51.16405°N 0.89866°W / 51.16405; -0.89866

Binsted is a village and large civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. The village is about four miles east of Alton. The nearest railway station is 1.8 miles (2.9 km) northeast of the village, at Bentley.

Binsted is also the name of a housing estate in the Wadsley Bridge suburb of Sheffield in South Yorkshire.


Holy Cross Church

The churchyard of the parish church, the Holy Cross, contains the grave of Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, who spent his retirement in Isington near Alton.[1][2] Also buried here is General Sir David Fraser GCB, OBE - a British Army officer who became Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies.


Telegraph House, now a private home, was built by the Admiralty in 1825 as a semaphore relay station on the railway line linking London with Plymouth.[3][4]

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Church of the Holy Cross