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Cliddesden village pond
Cliddesden is located in Hampshire
Cliddesden shown within Hampshire
Population 497 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SU6335049017
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district RG25
Dialling code 01256
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
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
Church of St. Leonard in Cliddesden.

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 2 kilometres to the southwest, near the B 3046, lies one of the highest points on the Hampshire Downs, Farleigh Hill (208 m).[3]


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.


  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.

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