Cheriton, Hampshire

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Cheriton
Cheriton is located in Hampshire
Cheriton
Cheriton
Location within Hampshire
Population1,000 [1]
ref>"Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2016.</ref>
OS grid referenceSU582284
Civil parish
  • Cheriton
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townALRESFORD
Postcode districtSO24
Dialling code01962
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
51°03′07″N 1°10′08″W / 51.051903°N 1.168855°W / 51.051903; -1.168855Coordinates: 51°03′07″N 1°10′08″W / 51.051903°N 1.168855°W / 51.051903; -1.168855

Cheriton Is a village]] and civil parish near Alresford in Hampshire, England. The settlement is perhaps most famous for being close to the site of the English Civil War Battle of Cheriton 1644. Cheriton is the Source of the River Itchen. The village has two distinct sections: Cheriton and New Cheriton which is beside the A272 half a mile from the main village

Facilities and Services[edit]

Cheriton has two pubs, and a local store that contains a sub-post office. The Flower Pots Inn brews its own beer and has won numerous awards for brewing over the past twenty years as attested to by the certificates adorning its walls. The community also enjoys the village hall, tennis courts and cricket pitches which offer a quintessentially English country scene..

The church dates from the 12th century and is dedicated to St Michael and All Angels. The professional wrestler Sean Waltman originally wrestled as "The Cheriton Cherubim" back in 1991, although he has never visited the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish Headcounts, Area: Cheriton CP". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001. Retrieved 2008-10-06. The population was similar in 1871 at 642 (William White (1878) History, Gazetter and Directory of the County of Hampshire).

External links[edit]

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