Shipton Bellinger

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Shipton Bellinger
Village Street, Shipton Bellinger - geograph.org.uk - 899074.jpg
Shipton Bellinger is located in Hampshire
Shipton Bellinger
Shipton Bellinger
Location within Hampshire
Population1,504 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSU231454
Civil parish
  • Shipton Bellinger
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTIDWORTH
Postcode districtSP9
Dialling code01980
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
51°12′27″N 1°40′09″W / 51.2075°N 1.66916°W / 51.2075; -1.66916Coordinates: 51°12′27″N 1°40′09″W / 51.2075°N 1.66916°W / 51.2075; -1.66916

Shipton Bellinger is a village and civil parish in Hampshire, England.

Shipton Bellinger is about 5 miles (8 km) north-east of the town of Amesbury and 12 miles (19 km) north-east of the city of Salisbury. It is on the A338 road, near its junction with the A303 road. It is in the Test Valley council district but its post town is Tidworth in Wiltshire.

The village is surrounded by Salisbury Plain. It is close to Tidworth Camp and a number of British Army families live in the village.

Notable features in the village include the Norman Church of England parish church of Saint Peter and the River Bourne. A photo history of the village is available online.

Village facilities include a public house, a sports and social club, a village shop and Post Office, a primary school, a village hall and a used car dealer.

The village has an annual fete held for village charitable purposes with a craft and dog show, and also has an annual short story competition for the local area, Shipton Shorts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links[edit]

Village website - http://www.shiptonbellinger.org.uk/ (in places out of date, includes online version of history)

Shipton Shorts short story writing competition - http://shiptonshorts.shiptonbellinger.org.uk/

Shipton Bellinger historical photos - http://www.shiptonbellinger.org.uk/SBPhotoHistory/

Media related to Shipton Bellinger at Wikimedia Commons