Faccombe

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Faccombe
Church at Faccombe - geograph.org.uk - 62373.jpg
Parish Church
Faccombe is located in Hampshire
Faccombe
Faccombe
Location within Hampshire
Population146 (2011 Census including Linkenholt and Netherton)[1]
OS grid referenceSU3907957925
Civil parish
  • Faccombe
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townANDOVER
Postcode districtSP11
Dialling code01264
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
51°19′09″N 1°26′26″W / 51.319092°N 1.440625°W / 51.319092; -1.440625Coordinates: 51°19′09″N 1°26′26″W / 51.319092°N 1.440625°W / 51.319092; -1.440625

Faccombe is a village and civil parish in Hampshire, England. The village lies on the Hampshire-Berkshire border and is situated on the North Downs. Its nearest Hampshire town is Andover, approximately 8 miles (13 km) away although Newbury in Berkshire is 2 miles (3.2 km) closer.

The village was originally called "Faccombe Upstrete" in medieval times to distinguish it from Netherton, Hampshire, a village lower in the valley.[2]

The village has a single pub, The Jack Russell Inn.

Landmarks[edit]

A large part of the parish is part of the Faccombe Estate which is used for shooting[3] and includes a wind turbine. The estate was formerly owned by Brigadier Timothy Landon.

Governance[edit]

The village is part of the civil parish of Faccombe[4] and is part of the Bourne Valley ward of Test Valley District Council.[5] The district council is a Non-metropolitan district of Hampshire County Council.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  2. ^ Fairbrother, J.R. (1990). Faccombe Netherton: Excavations of a Saxon and Medieval Manorial Complex. London: British Museum Publications. p. 40.
  3. ^ The Field http://www.thefield.co.uk/shooting/the-50-best-sporting-estates-22216
  4. ^ "Hampshire County Council's legal record of public rights of way in Hampshire" (PDF). 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
  5. ^ "mapit.mysociety.org Areas containing". 23 November 2010. Retrieved 23 November 2010.

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