Cove, Hampshire

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Cove is located in Hampshire
Cove shown within Hampshire
Population 6,548 [1]
5,893 (2011 Census. Cove and Southwood Ward)[2]
OS grid reference SU850565
• London 33 miles
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district GU14
Dialling code 01252
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
HampshireCoordinates: 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. Mega City Four The indie/rock band lived in Medway Drive. Also the Amateur Filmmaker Mark Mahoney Lived in the village.

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]

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