Mortimer West End

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Mortimer West End
The Red Lion, Mortimer West End - geograph.org.uk - 56037.jpg
The Red Lion, Mortimer West End
Mortimer West End is located in Hampshire
Mortimer West End
Mortimer West End
Location within Hampshire
Population417 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSU634637
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townReading
Postcode districtRG7 2xx
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
51°22′09″N 1°05′29″W / 51.3693°N 1.0914°W / 51.3693; -1.0914Coordinates: 51°22′09″N 1°05′29″W / 51.3693°N 1.0914°W / 51.3693; -1.0914

Mortimer West End is a village and civil parish in north Hampshire in England. It lies in the northernmost point of the county.

History[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]

Amenities[edit]

The village is served by a public house, The Red Lion. Now an Italian Gastro Pub.

Transport[edit]

There is a village link minibus service which serves Pamber Heath, Silchester and Mortimer West End. It is necessary to pre-book this service by contacting Hampshire County Council.[4]

Calleva Atrebatum[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  2. ^ '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.
  3. ^ M.J. Crawley, "The Botanist in Berkshire", p. 44. Accessed 10 February 2008.
  4. ^ http://www3.hants.gov.uk/travel_information_guide_for_mortimer_west_end__pamber_and_silchester.pdf

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