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Holy Rood, Empshott
Empshott is located in Hampshire
Empshott shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU752312
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Liss
Postcode district GU33 6xx
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
List of places
51°04′34″N 0°55′37″W / 51.076°N 0.927°W / 51.076; -0.927Coordinates: 51°04′34″N 0°55′37″W / 51.076°N 0.927°W / 51.076; -0.927

Empshott is a village in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It lies 3.5 miles (5.5 km) southwest of Bordon, its nearest town. It is included in the civil parish of Hawkley. The nearest railway station is 2.7 miles (4.4 km) southeast of the village, at Liss. The village is home to the Holy Rood church which dates to the 13th century.[1] Later additions include a Victorian bell-turret.[1]

The famous Hambledon batsman John Small was born in Empshott in 1737.[2]


To the west the land rises steeply in a scarp formation known as the East Hampshire Hangars. Goleigh Hill (220 m) and Noar Hill (214 m) are two of the highest points in the county which forms parts of the Hampshire Downs. The River Rother has its source in the village.


  1. ^ a b Pevsner, Nikolaus; LLoyd, David (1967). The Buildings of England Hampshire and the Isle of wight. Penguin Books. pp. 211–212. ISBN 0140710329.
  2. ^ CricketArchive record of John Small

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