Cheriton, Hampshire

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Cheriton
Cheriton is located in Hampshire
Cheriton
Cheriton
 Cheriton shown within Hampshire
Population 611 [1]
746 (2011 Census including Beauworth)[2]
OS grid reference SU582284
Civil parish Cheriton
District City of Winchester
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ALRESFORD
Postcode district SO24
Dialling code 01962
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Meon Valley
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire

Coordinates: 51°03′07″N 1°10′08″W / 51.051903°N 1.168855°W / 51.051903; -1.168855

Cheriton Is a small village and civil parish near the city of Winchester, 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

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).
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 

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