Litchfield, Hampshire

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Litchfield
Litchfield Churchyard.jpg
Litchfield churchyard
Litchfield is located in Hampshire
Litchfield
Litchfield
Litchfield shown within Hampshire
OS grid referenceSU461536
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWHITCHURCH
Postcode districtRG28
Dialling code01256
PoliceHampshire
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AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
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51°16′47″N 1°20′25″W / 51.2797°N 1.3404°W / 51.2797; -1.3404Coordinates: 51°16′47″N 1°20′25″W / 51.2797°N 1.3404°W / 51.2797; -1.3404

Litchfield is a village in the Basingstoke and Deane district of Hampshire, England. It is closely bypassed by the A34 trunk road between Newbury and Whitchurch, which follows the course of the former Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway. Litchfield railway station, which closed in 1960, was on this line. The station is a private house, not owned by C.A.H Wills who owns Litchfield farms estate and lives in the village. The station was sold by Hampshire County Council in 1978 and has been restored. The approach road is now a private drive to the property. In 1976 the Litchfield - Whitchurch bypass was opened and made use of the DN&SR trackbed south of Litchfield towards Whitchurch for a distance of one mile.

Governance[edit]

The village is part of the civil parish of Litchfield and Woodcott [1] and is part of the Burghclere, Highclere and St. Mary Bourne ward of Basingstoke and Deane borough council.[2] The borough council is a Non-metropolitan district of Hampshire County Council.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hampshire County Council's legal record of public rights of way in Hampshire" (PDF). 2008. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Basingstoke and Deane Wards info". 2010. Archived from the original on 24 October 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2010.

External links[edit]

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