Hightown, Hampshire

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Hightown
The Elm Tree pub, Hightown Road, Ringwood - geograph.org.uk - 568554.jpg
The Elm Tree inn at Hightown
Hightown is located in Hampshire
Hightown
Hightown
Location within Hampshire
Population2,063 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSU166049
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRINGWOOD
Postcode districtBH24
Dialling code01425
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
50°50′36″N 1°45′55″W / 50.8434°N 1.7654°W / 50.8434; -1.7654Coordinates: 50°50′36″N 1°45′55″W / 50.8434°N 1.7654°W / 50.8434; -1.7654

Hightown is a 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).[2] It straddles the border of the New Forest National Park. The village has one inn called The Elm Tree.[3] The inn is the monthly meeting place of the Wessex Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club.[4]

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.[5] It was passed to the National Trust, together with a memorial seat, designed by architect Elisabeth Scott.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  2. ^ Victoria County History of Hampshire: Ringwood
  3. ^ The Elm Tree Inn, Ringwood
  4. ^ Wessex HGPG Club - Becoming a Member
  5. ^ a b Our founder honoured on Hightown Common, Open Spaces Society, 30 June 2010

External links[edit]

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