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All Saints Church, Tunworth
|Population||224 (2011 Census including Weston Patrick)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
- Upton Grey, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the east
- Weston Patrick, 1.6 miles (2.6 km) to the south east
- Mapledurwell, 2.8 miles (4.5 km) to the north
- Winslade, 1.9 miles (3.0 km) to the west
- Herriard, 3.0 miles (4.8 km) to the south
All distances were determined using Google Maps, and are therefore by road rather than direct.
The village is spread across several hills, known as the Tunworth Downs. These are caused by the same geological processes as the North Downs. The highest point in Tunworth is around 420 ft (130m)
The little downland church of All Saints, Tunworth, is part of the benefice of Upton Grey. The church is 12th century. The church has Norman origins, though the only real sign of this, after the Victorian restoration, is a window on the north (far) side of the church. A notable grave in the churchyard is that of Colonel Julian Berry, son of the 1st Viscount Camrose of Hackwood Park.
Tunworth has one amenity, a bench, placed at the village high point. In 2012, an oak was planted by the bench to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II. There was a school in Tunworth, but this was closed down in the 1950s. Most children now attend either a Basingstoke School or Long Sutton School.
The economy of Tunworth is mainly based in the service industry. The land around Tunworth is cultivated, meaning that there is some agriculture. In the past, successful race horses have been bred in Tunworth. A large proportion of Tunworth residents do not work, as Tunworth has a significant number of older people. The Shermanator resides in Tunworth.
Most the land around Tunworth is either owned by the Herriard Estate, or by Hackwood Park. This land is rented to various farmers and is also used for pheasant shooting. Some property is owned by the Herriard Estate as well, and is rented out.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
- The Hon Col Julian Berry OBE JP DL 4th Son of the 1st Viscount Camrose
- Memorial window to Julian Berry, Tunworth Church
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Tunworth.|
- Hampshire Treasures: Volume 2 (Basingstoke and Deane) Tunworth Pages 317 and 319
- Stained Glass Windows at All Saints, Tunworth, Hampshire
- Information on the Church and additional history
- Tunworth (Hampshire County Council)
- Listed Buildings in Tunworth, Hampshire, England
- Tunworth Church of England School, Basingstoke (National Archives)
- Tunworth parish (National Archives)
- Tunworth (Old Hampshire Gazetteer)
- Conservation Area Appraisal: Tunworth
- The path from Tunworth Church