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Burkham is located in Hampshire
Location within Hampshire
OS grid referenceSU6506343198
Civil parish
  • Bentworth
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAlton
Postcode districtGU34
Dialling code01420
AmbulanceSouth Central
Websitehttp://bentworth.org.uk (parish)
List of places
51°11′04″N 1°04′14″W / 51.184320°N 1.07048°W / 51.184320; -1.07048Coordinates: 51°11′04″N 1°04′14″W / 51.184320°N 1.07048°W / 51.184320; -1.07048

Burkham is a hamlet in the large civil parish of Bentworth in Hampshire, England including a large country house, Burkham House. The nearest town is Alton, which lies about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) to the south-east. Its nearest railway station was formerly the Bentworth and Lasham railway station on the Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway, until its closure in 1932.[1] The nearest railway station is now 3.6 miles (5.8 km) east of the village, at Alton.

Between Burkham and Bentworth is Home Farm, a Woodland Trust area of 339 acres (137 hectares) of mixed woodland, plantations and fields. The area was bought by the Woodland Trust in 1991.

Burkham House[edit]

Burkham House lies in the centre of the hamlet, around one mile south to Bentworth.[2] The manor itself returns dated 1316, John Daleron held 'Brocham'. In 1590 Robert Hunt acquired the Bentworth Hall from Henry Lord Windsor, and this included the Burkham area. Later, Robert Magewick purchased Burkham for £160.[3] and George Magewick (1647–1736) was described as the owner of Burkham Farm in 1684. In 1748 James Magewick Battin, presumably a descendant, held the manor, and he is given as the owner in a 1778 Survey of Hampshire.[4]


  1. ^ Alton Light Railway closure[dead link]
  2. ^ "Burkham House, Alton, England". Parks and Gardens UK. 12 August 2009. Archived from the original on 12 September 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  3. ^ Feud. Aids, ii,. 1856. p. 314.
  4. ^ Doubleday, Herbert Arthur; Page, William (1911). "A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 4". accessed from British History Online. pp. 68–71.