Up Nately

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Up Nately
St Stephens church, Up Nately - geograph.org.uk - 97045.jpg
St. Stephen's church
Up Nately is located in Hampshire
Up Nately
Up Nately
Location within Hampshire
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtRG27
Dialling code01256
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
51°15′39″N 1°00′02″W / 51.2607°N 1.0006°W / 51.2607; -1.0006Coordinates: 51°15′39″N 1°00′02″W / 51.2607°N 1.0006°W / 51.2607; -1.0006

Up Nately is a small village in Hampshire, England, located to the south east of Basingstoke. Its nearest railway station is in Hook, three miles to the east of the village. The Basingstoke Canal runs through the village to the north, although it is interrupted by the collapsed Greywell Tunnel.


Originally part of Mapledurwell, it was created as a separate estate in the early part of the 12th century, when it was granted to the Cistercian Abbey of Tiron in France by Adam de Port. It was sequestered by Edward III as it was an abbey that owed allegiance to a foreign power. It was bought in 1391 by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester who then bestowed it on the newly founded College of Winchester.[1][2]


The village of Up Nately is part of the civil parish of Mapledurwell and Up Nately[3] and is part of the Basing ward of Basingstoke and Deane borough council.[4] The borough council is a Non-metropolitan district of Hampshire County Council.

Conservation Area[edit]

The southern part of the village was designated as a Conservation Area in 1981 by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in recognition of the special architectural and historic interest of the village.

St Stephen's Church[edit]

St Stephen's Church includes a memorial to Alfred James Clark. Clark had joined the Army in 1914. In 1916, the hospital where he had been a patient was bombed. When erected, the memorial was unusual, being the second such one-man memorial in the UK.[5]

The altar cloth has a mysterious inscription to the fallen of the Great War. It lists sixteen names of servicemen who are from different regiments, different parts of the country, and who died in different places. The association between them is unclear.[5]

The churchyard contains the war graves of Frank Evans[6] and Alan Sidney Woodbridge.[7]

Further reading[edit]

  • Friends of St Stephen's St Stephen's Church Up Nately (church guide, available from the church)


  1. ^ "History of Up Nately". Retrieved 21 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Victoria County History of Up Nately" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Hampshire County Council's legal record of public rights of way in Hampshire" (PDF). 2008. Retrieved 28 October 2010.
  4. ^ "Basingstoke and Deane Wards info". 2010. Archived from the original on 24 October 2010. Retrieved 28 October 2010.
  5. ^ a b Friends of St Stephen's St Stephen's Church Up Nately

External links[edit]

St Stephens Church