Cove, Hampshire

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Cove is located in Hampshire
Location within Hampshire
Population6,548 [1]
5,893 (2011 Census. Cove and Southwood Ward)[2]
OS grid referenceSU850565
• London33 miles
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtGU14
Dialling code01252
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
51°17′47″N 0°47′38″W / 51.2965°N 0.7939°W / 51.2965; -0.7939Coordinates: 51°17′47″N 0°47′38″W / 51.2965°N 0.7939°W / 51.2965; -0.7939

Cove is an ancient village turned suburb, forming the western part of Farnborough in the county of Hampshire in the south-east of England. The appropriate ward is called Cove and Southwood. It is located 33 miles (54 km) south west of London. Cove is adjacent to Hawley village and Southwood.


Cove is mentioned in the Domesday book. The entry from 1086, reads "Germanus holds from the Bishop 8 hides of this land in ITCHEL and COVE".[3][4]

The Farnborough workhouse was located in Workhouse Lane, Cove (now known as Union street). This workhouse was built before 1832,[5] was closed in 1868, sold in 1871 and demolished in the 1980s. The building was named Wilmot House, after the Lord of the manor.

Present Day[edit]

Cove is now a suburb of Farnborough. Cove School is a secondary school located in the area. The local football team is Cove F.C.


The only naturally occurring water features that still exist in Cove are Cove Brook and Marrowbrook (which was once the outlet to the lake on Cove Common). There was once a pond on Cove Green.[6]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Hampshire County Council data
  2. ^ "Rushmoor Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  3. ^ Cove Historical Background and Domesday Book translation
  4. ^ Cove Page on Open Domesday
  5. ^ "Hampshire Treasures Volume 3 (Hart and Rushmoor)". Archived from the original on 18 September 2009. Retrieved 21 September 2010.
  6. ^ "Historic Farnborough: Local History Mention of Cove Pond as present in 1949". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2013.