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Linkenholt - St Peters Church - - 603162.jpg
St. Peter's parish church
Linkenholt is located in Hampshire
 Linkenholt shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU365585
District Test Valley
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
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Coordinates: 51°19′12″N 1°28′41″W / 51.320°N 1.478°W / 51.320; -1.478

Linkenholt is a village near Andover in Hampshire, England with about 40 inhabitants.[citation needed] The Domesday Book of 1086 records it as Linchehou, when it was part of the land of the Abbey of St Peter of Gloucester.[1]

The village is in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Linkenholt includes a 2,003-acre (811 ha) estate that has an Edwardian manor house, 21 cottages and houses, 1,500 acres (610 ha) of farmland, 450 acres (180 ha) of woodland, a village shop and a blacksmith's forge. The Church of England parish church of Saint Peter is not part of the estate.

Herbert Blagrave bought the estate in 1964 and it passed to the trustees of the Herbert and Peter Blagrave Charitable Trust on his death in 1981. The trustees sold the estate for an estimated £25 million in May 2009 to Swedish businessman Stefan Persson.[2][3]


  1. ^ Williams, Ann; Martin, G.H. Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin Books. pp. 102, 1371. ISBN 978-0-14-143994-5. 
  2. ^ Denyer, Lucy; Davies, Helen (24 May 2009). "Fashion boss buys village off the peg". The Times. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  3. ^ Pearse, Damien (25 May 2009). "H&M billionaire Stefan Persson buys Hampshire village for £25m". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 

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