Finchdean

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Finchdean
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Finchdean is located in Hampshire
Finchdean
Finchdean
Location within Hampshire
OS grid referenceSU737126
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWATERLOOVILLE
Postcode districtPO8
Dialling code023
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
50°54′31″N 0°57′07″W / 50.90874°N 0.95185°W / 50.90874; -0.95185Coordinates: 50°54′31″N 0°57′07″W / 50.90874°N 0.95185°W / 50.90874; -0.95185

Finchdean is a rural hamlet in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England.[1][2] It lies on the Hampshire/West Sussex border, 1.7 miles (2.7 km) east of Horndean.

The origin of the place-name is from the Old English word finc and denu meaning valley of the finch (or of a man called Finc); the place-name appears as Finchesdene in 1167.[3]

The nearest railway station is 1.1 miles (1.8 km) south of the village, at Rowlands Castle (where according to the Post Office the 2011 Census population was included).

Finchdean has retained its village pound.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 197 Chichester & the South Downs (Bognor Regis & Arundel) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2013. ISBN 9780319231166.
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  3. ^ Mills, A.D. (2011) [first published 1991]. A Dictionary of British Place Names (First edition revised 2011 ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 188. ISBN 9780199609086.

External links[edit]

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