The nearest railway station in 3.3 miles (5.4 km) southeast of the village, at Rowlands Castle.
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.
Community, and sport
Catherington main community centre is the Church Hall (Used by the Scouts).
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- Thomas Brett, one of Cricket's earliest well-known fast bowlers and a leading player for Hampshire when its team was organised by the Hambledon Club in the 1770s.
- Sir Christopher Cradock, (1862–1914), admiral.
- Sarah Doudney, (1841–1926), novelist, children's writer and hymn writer, lived in the village with her parents until 1871.
- Edmund Kean, (1789–1833), actor. Kean had a house in Horndean. His remains may have been moved to Catherington from Richmond, Surrey during restoration work there in 1904.
- Sir Charles Napier, (1786–1860), admiral.
- Caryl Thain (1895-1969), cricketer and President of Surrey County Cricket Club.
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