Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and Bishops Green

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Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and
Bishops Green
Ecchinswell, Sydmonton andBishops Green is located in Hampshire
Ecchinswell, Sydmonton andBishops Green
Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and
Bishops Green
 Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and
Bishops Green shown within Hampshire
Population 1,182 (2001 census)
OS grid reference SU505614
District Basingstoke and Deane
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWBURY
Postcode district RG20
Dialling code 01635
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Newbury
List of places

Coordinates: 51°20′46″N 1°16′26″W / 51.3462°N 1.2740°W / 51.3462; -1.2740

Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and Bishops Green (occasionally referred to as just Ecchinswell and Sydmonton) is a civil parish within the district of Basingstoke and Deane in Hampshire, United Kingdom.

Sydmonton is the home of Sydmonton Court, estate of the Kingsmill Family, including Admiral Sir Robert Kingsmill. The estate is currently owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber and is home to the annual Sydmonton Festival.


Watership Down, location of the famous 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.

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