Hightown, Hampshire

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The Elm Tree inn at Hightown
Hightown is located in Hampshire
 Hightown shown within Hampshire
Population 1,200 
OS grid reference SU166049
Civil parish Ringwood
District New Forest
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RINGWOOD
Postcode district BH24
Dialling code 01425
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament New Forest West
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Coordinates: 50°50′36″N 1°45′55″W / 50.8434°N 1.7654°W / 50.8434; -1.7654

Hightown is a small village in the New Forest district of Hampshire, England. Its nearest town is Ringwood, which lies approximately 0.8 miles (1.3 km) north-west from the village.

Hightown is located to the southeast of Ringwood where the land rises to 60 metres (200 ft).[1] It straddles the border of the New Forest National Park. The village has one inn called The Elm Tree.[2] The inn is the monthly meeting place of the Wessex Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club.[3]

To the east of the village is Hightown Common. This parcel of land consisting of 16 hectares (40 acres) was acquired by the Open Spaces Society in 1929, in memory of George Shaw-Lefevre, 1st Baron Eversley who founded the society.[4] It was passed to the National Trust, together with a memorial seat, designed by architect Elisabeth Scott.[4]


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