Sherfield English

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Sherfield English
Sherfield English, parish church of St. Leonard - - 644422.jpg
St Leonard's Parish Church
Sherfield English is located in Hampshire
Sherfield English
Sherfield English
Sherfield English shown within Hampshire
Population 708 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SU2914122348
Civil parish
  • Sherfield English
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ROMSEY
Postcode district SO51
Dialling code 01264/01794
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°59′59″N 1°35′10″W / 50.999790°N 1.586089°W / 50.999790; -1.586089Coordinates: 50°59′59″N 1°35′10″W / 50.999790°N 1.586089°W / 50.999790; -1.586089

Sherfield English is a small village and civil parish in the Test Valley borough of Hampshire, England. It is located on the A27 road, around 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Romsey.

Sherfield English appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as the manor of Sirefelle, derived from the Anglo-Saxon scir feld, which probably means "bright open land". The suffix "English" probably comes from the L'Engleys family, who held the manor in the 14th century.[2]

The parish church is dedicated to St Leonard, and the current building dates from 1902[2] and is Grade II listed. The village also contains a village hall, a post office and a pub, The Hatchet Inn.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Sherfield English: Village History". Sherfield English Parish Council. Retrieved 16 April 2014.