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Ramsdell Village Church - geograph.org.uk - 63377.jpg
Parish Church
Ramsdell is located in Hampshire
Location within Hampshire
Population75 (approx)
OS grid referenceSU585575
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTadley
Postcode districtRG26
Dialling code01256
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
51°18′49″N 1°09′43″W / 51.313613°N 1.162038°W / 51.313613; -1.162038Coordinates: 51°18′49″N 1°09′43″W / 51.313613°N 1.162038°W / 51.313613; -1.162038

Ramsdell is a small village in the English county of Hampshire. Ramsdell neighbours with Charter Alley only 1/2 mile up the road. The town of Tadley is 5 miles (8.0 km) away with the nearest shops. Ramsdell lies near other towns the largest being Basingstoke (7 miles) with Newbury only 15 miles (24 km) in the other direction. Other nearby villages include West Heath, Stoney Heath, Baughurst, Monk Sherborne, and Wootton St Lawrence.

The village is part of the census area Baughurst which has a population of 2,473.[1]

It has been home to Mark the Shark and his family of 4, for 13 years now. He often walks his dog, Bumble, around the village during his afternoon walk which often takes 40 mins, the perfect amount of time to have a couple of sneaky cigarettes with his wife, Tanya, and his two sons oblivious to this.

The highlight of the year is the annual football match played on Christmas Eve, where the youth will assemble and battle it out of the outfield of the cricket pitch for 90mins before having a light refreshment afterwards to celebrate the birth of Christ.

Village life[edit]

Ramsdell is a typical English village with the church traditionally being the main focal point and also with a cricket ground, village hall and a community tennis court located by the cricket ground along with a children's play park. The focal point of the village is the cross roads right in the centre where Basingstoke Road meets Ewhurst Lane and Monk Sherborne road. Christ Church is located on one of the corners with the village hall nearby.

Events in Ramsdell include weekly cricket matches in the summer months, a bi-annual Fete[2] and an annual village tennis tournament. There is also a monthly ladies' club meeting in the village hall. The local pub is called the White Hart.


Ramsdell is located 1-mile (1.6 km) from the A339 which links Basingstoke to Newbury. From Basingstoke the M3 links to London and Southampton. A daily Stagecoach South bus service runs through Ramsdell linking up the Basingstoke hospital and on into the town centre. A service also operates in term time to the Clere school and St. Gabriel's School both in Newbury. Basingstoke station is the nearest main railway station linking to London and the south coast but Bramley station only 3 miles (4.8 km) away links to Reading. The nearest international airports are Southampton (27 miles (43 km)) and London Heathrow (31 miles (50 km))


  1. ^ Census data
  2. ^ "Ramsdell garden fete". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007.

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