Idsworth

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Idsworth
Countryside Express passing St Huberts.jpg
Train and St Hubert's church, painting
Idsworth is located in Hampshire
Idsworth
Idsworth
Location within Hampshire
OS grid referenceSU741142
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWaterlooville
Postcode districtPO8
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
50°55′21″N 0°56′49″W / 50.92237°N 0.94699°W / 50.92237; -0.94699Coordinates: 50°55′21″N 0°56′49″W / 50.92237°N 0.94699°W / 50.92237; -0.94699

Idsworth is an isolated hamlet with medieval village origins in the East Hampshire district and South Downs National Park in Hampshire, England. The small population means the place is one of a few small old parishes in the area in a civil parish in terms of the third tier of local government, namely Rowlands Castle.[1]

Idsworth is an ecclesiastical parish (in the Church of England), the only place of worship of which is St Huberts Chapel, a fine mediaeval church. It has mediaeval paintings on the north wall and surrounding the altar window on the east wall. It is promoted by the Diocese as an arranged retreat for seasonal walkers by public footpath, as "the little church in the field".[2]

The place occupies a cross-section of a small valley, centred 1 mile (1.5 km) north of its daughter hamlet and former main manor, much more populous than Idsworth – today considered a village – Finchdean, and 2.3 miles (3.6 km) east of Horndean. It has a long border with West Sussex border.

The nearest railway station is 2.1 miles (3.3 km) south of the village, at Rowlands Castle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Census. The Office for National Statistics
  2. ^ St Hubert's church The Church of England.

External links[edit]

Media related to Idsworth at Wikimedia Commons