Lockerley

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Lockerley
Village
St John's Church, Lockerley - geograph.org.uk - 138145.jpg
St John's Church, Lockerley.
Lockerley is located in Hampshire
Lockerley
Lockerley
Location within Hampshire
Population827 [1]
798 (2011 Census)[2]
OS grid referenceSU299260
Civil parish
  • Lockerley
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townROMSEY
Postcode districtSO51
Dialling code01794
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
WebsiteLockerley Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
51°01′57″N 1°34′22″W / 51.032494°N 1.572837°W / 51.032494; -1.572837Coordinates: 51°01′57″N 1°34′22″W / 51.032494°N 1.572837°W / 51.032494; -1.572837

Lockerley is a village and civil parish in Hampshire, England on the border with Wiltshire. The village lies on the southern bank of the River Dun about two miles upstream from its confluence with the River Test and about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) east of West Dean which is just over the Wiltshire border. The parish has a population of around 827 people.[1] The nearest town is Romsey, about 8 kilometres (5 mi) to the south-east and is about 13 miles from Salisbury.

The parish church of St John is Victorian. There is also a Baptist chapel.

The Wessex Main Line railway crosses the parish, the nearest stations being at Dunbridge and West Dean.

Facilities[edit]

In Lockerley there is a village shop, a garage, a school (Lockerley C of E Primary School) and 2 churches (one baptist and one Victorian).

History[edit]

Lockerley Camp Iron Age hillfort lies just to the East of Lockerley.

Lockerley Hall was used to house soldiers during the First World War. In the Second World War, Lockerley was the site of a huge storehouse for the US Army prior to the Invasion of Europe, established in October 1943 and largely obsolete by October 1944 by which time supplies were being sent direct to France.[3] The depot was just outside Dunbridge station and comprised 15 miles of sidings and 134 covered sheds.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parish Headcounts, Area: Lockerley CP". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  3. ^ a b Hampshire and D-Day. Martin Doughty. 1994. ISBN 1-85741-047-5. pp53

External links[edit]

Media related to Lockerley at Wikimedia Commons