Mortimer West End
|Mortimer West End|
The Red Lion, Mortimer West End
|Population||417 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
At one time it was the Hampshire part of the cross-county parish of Stratfield Mortimer (mostly in Berkshire). It became an independent ecclesiastical parish in 1870 - the church of St Saviour having been built in 1854 - and a civil parish in 1894. The parish was transferred from the county of Berkshire to the county of Hampshire in 1879, producing the slight bulge in Hampshire's northern boundary.
The village is served by a public house, the Red Lion, which is now an Italian Gastropub.
The village is very close to the site of Calleva Atrebatum which mostly lies in the parish of Silchester. The remains of the town's amphitheatre, however, lie within Mortimer West End, and the Roman road running from Silchester northwards through the village can still be made out in parts. A short stretch of Roman road is still in use in the hamlet of Aldermaston Soke.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
- 'Parishes: Stratfield Mortimer', A History of the County of Hampshire Volume 4 (1911), pp. 56-57. Available at British History Online. Date accessed: 11 February 2008.
- M.J. Crawley, "The Botanist in Berkshire", p. 44. Accessed 10 February 2008.
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