Cheriton, Hampshire

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River Itchen at Cheriton. - - 182842.jpg
View of the village centre and Itchen
Cheriton is located in Hampshire
Location within Hampshire
Population1,000 [1][2]
OS grid referenceSU582284
Civil parish
  • Cheriton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSO24
Dialling code01962
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
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 of 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 shop that contains a sub-post office. The Flower Pots Inn has its own microbrewery,[3] 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.[4]

The Church of England parish church dates from the 13th century and is dedicated to St Michael and All Angels. The chancel was extended in the 15th century and the tower, porch and aisle walls were rebuilt following a fire in 1744. It is a Grade I listed building.[5]

About 1 mile (1.6 km) to the east of the village is a monument to the Battle of Cheriton which was fought on 29 March 1644 and resulted in the defeat of the Royalist army.[6]


  1. ^ "Parish Headcounts, Area: Cheriton CP". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001. Retrieved 6 October 2008. 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.
  3. ^ Good Beer Guide 2019. CAMRA Books. 2018. p. 562. ISBN 978-1852493547.
  4. ^ The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight. Rough Guides. 2017. p. 284. ISBN 978-0241253939.
  5. ^ Historic England. "CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL (1303010)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  6. ^ Foard, G; Partida, T (May 2005). "Battle of Cheriton". The Battlefields Trust. Retrieved 1 May 2020.

External links[edit]

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