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Catherington Church.JPG
All Saints Church
Catherington is located in Hampshire
 Catherington shown within Hampshire
Population c.3900 (1998)
OS grid reference SU695145
Civil parish Horndean
District East Hampshire
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PO8
Dialling code 023
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament East Hampshire
List of places

Coordinates: 50°55′35″N 1°00′42″W / 50.92626°N 1.01164°W / 50.92626; -1.01164

Catherington is a village in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It is 1 mile (1.8 km) northwest of Horndean, just west of the A3 road.

The nearest railway station in 3.3 miles (5.4 km) southeast of the village, at Rowlands Castle.

The village is also close to Cowplain, Horndean and Clanfield.

It is situated about 10 miles north of Portsmouth and eight miles south of Petersfield, in the very south of the district of East Hampshire. It has a semi-rural character.

Catherington is not a very large village and has an approximate population of 3900 (estimated 1998). It has a church, All Saints, in the churchyard of which is the tomb of Admiral Sir Charles Napier and a monument to another Admiral, Sir Christopher Cradock, as well as the tomb of the actor Edmund Kean. Attached to the church is a hall, and there is a public house, The Farmer Inn. There is also a primary school, Catherington C of E Infant School and Kingscourt School, a private school. There is also a pond. There is a car park for access to Catherington Down.

Catherington is within the new boundaries of Horndean parish.


Catherington is in the East Hampshire constituency for elections to the House of Commons and the South East England constituency for elections to the European Parliament.

Community, and sport[edit]

Catherington main community centre is the Church Hall (Used by the Scouts).


The local newspapers and publications are

  • Meon Valley News (Free)
  • Petersfield Herald
  • The News

Notable people[edit]



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