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Countryside Express passing St Huberts.jpg
Train and St Hubert's church, painting
Idsworth is located in Hampshire
Location within Hampshire
OS grid referenceSU741142
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWaterlooville
Postcode districtPO8
AmbulanceSouth Central
List of places
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 mediaeval Saxon origins, in the East Hampshire district and South Downs National Park in Hampshire, England. Formerly the centre of a Norman manor, its 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 remains an ecclesiastical parish in the Church of England, the only place of worship of which is the tenth-century St Huberts Chapel. 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.


  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