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Ecchinswell Church
Ecchinswell is located in Hampshire
Ecchinswell shown within Hampshire
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51°20′01″N 1°17′02″W / 51.333615°N 1.284027°W / 51.333615; -1.284027Coordinates: 51°20′01″N 1°17′02″W / 51.333615°N 1.284027°W / 51.333615; -1.284027

Ecchinswell is a village in the civil parish of Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and Bishops Green in Hampshire.


Watership Down, location of Richard Adams' novel of the same name, is just south of Ecchinswell. Ladle Hill on Great Litchfield Down, also lies to the south. Part of the hill is a 10.37 hectares (25.6 acres) biological SSSI, first notified in 1978. The hill has a partially completed Iron Age hill fort on its summit, and the surrounding area is rich in Iron Age tumuli, enclosures, lynchets and field systems. Ladle Hill and Watership Down are easily accessed from the Wayfarer's Walk cross-county footpath that passes through the parish.


The village of Ecchinswell is part of the civil parish of Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and Bishops Green[1] and is part of the Burghclere, Highclere and St Mary Bourne ward of Basingstoke and Deane borough council.[2] The borough council is a Non-metropolitan district of Hampshire County Council.

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Part of Ecchinswell's War Memorial.


Nuthanger Farm at Ecchinswell features extensively in Richard Adams' Watership Down.


  1. ^ "Hampshire County Council's legal record of public rights of way in Hampshire" (PDF). 2008. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Basingstoke and Deane Wards info". 2010. Archived from the original on 24 October 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 

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