Rownhams

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St John the Evangelist, Rownhams

Rownhams is a village in Hampshire, England, situated just outside the boundaries of the City of Southampton, to the north-west. At the 2011 Census the population was included in the civil parish of Nursling and Rownhams. Rownhams services is a nearby service station on the M27 motorway that runs to the north of the village. The village consists of over 1200 homes, a large house (Rownhams house - run as a business park and wedding venue), Saint John's Church, a community centre, a primary school, 2 preschools - Sunnydayz and Horns Drove, and a hairdressing salon. The village is planned to grow in the next few years as several planning applications are either in the system or have been approved.

For many years the parish and village has been combined with Nursling and also Toothill, which were once separate independent villages. Hence, for example, the churches are joined in the joint parish of Nursling and Rownhams with one incumbent and run by one Parochial Church Council.

Many of the activities and facilities are shared between Rownhams and Nursling, e.g. Ladies' night, Twinning Association, 2 Brownie packs, a full set of groups of Scouts, a friendship club for "senior residents", Retired Men's Fellowship and a toddler group. Also a badminton club, an amateur astonomers' group (who use an observatory at Toothill which is also part of the parish), a writers' group, "Coffee Break" - a drop in for anybody home alone, a carer or being cared for in the community, and a dance school.

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Coordinates: 50°56′51″N 1°27′15″W / 50.947455°N 1.454157°W / 50.947455; -1.454157