Cliddesden

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Cliddesden
St-leonard-church-cliddesden.jpg
Church of St Leonard
Cliddesden is located in Hampshire
Cliddesden
Cliddesden
Location within Hampshire
Population497 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSU6335049017
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBASINGSTOKE
Postcode districtRG25
Dialling code01256
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
51°14′13″N 1°05′38″W / 51.236830°N 1.093964°W / 51.236830; -1.093964Coordinates: 51°14′13″N 1°05′38″W / 51.236830°N 1.093964°W / 51.236830; -1.093964

Cliddesden is a parish in Hampshire, England located 3 miles south of Basingstoke, close to the M3 motorway. In the 2001 census it had a population of 489, increasing to 497 at the 2011 Census.[1] The land and housing are currently protected as it is within a Conservation Zone and has many areas of beauty and rolling countryside.

The village was formerly served by Cliddesden railway station on the now defunct Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway. The station was used in the making of several films. In the 1937 film Oh, Mr Porter!, Cliddesden appeared as 'Buggleskelly'. A short length of railway track was installed in the centre of the Viables Roundabout in Basingstoke in 1976 to commemorate the line at a point close to its original route.[2] The B3046 runs through the village centre.[3]

About 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the southwest lies one of the highest points on the Hampshire Downs, Farleigh Hill (208 m).[3]

Location[edit]

Position: grid reference SU631489

Nearby towns and cities: Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Newbury, Winchester

Nearby villages: Axford, Dummer, Ellisfield, Farleigh Wallop, Herriard, Hook, Kingsclere, North Waltham, Oakley, Old Basing, Overton, Steventon, Whitchurch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Civiul Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  2. ^ Southern Evening Echo 11-03-1976
  3. ^ a b Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer map series.

External links[edit]

Media related to Cliddesden at Wikimedia Commons

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