Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and Bishops Green

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Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and
Bishops Green
Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and Bishops Green is located in Hampshire
Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and Bishops Green
Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and
Bishops Green
Location within Hampshire
Population1,182 (2001 census)
1,048 (2011 Census including Hare Warren and North Sydmonton)[1]
OS grid referenceSU505614
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWBURY
Postcode districtRG20
Dialling code01635
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
Websitehttp://www.ecchinswell-pc.gov.uk/
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
51°20′46″N 1°16′26″W / 51.3462°N 1.2740°W / 51.3462; -1.2740Coordinates: 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.

Geography[edit]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 September 2016.