Froyle

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Upper & Lower Froyle
Exterior of St Mary's Church, Upper Froyle.jpg
St Mary's Church, Upper Froyle
Upper & Lower Froyle is located in Hampshire
Upper & Lower Froyle
Upper & Lower Froyle
Upper & Lower Froyle shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU759435
Civil parish
  • Froyle
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
51°11′09″N 0°54′54″W / 51.18583°N 0.91510°W / 51.18583; -0.91510Coordinates: 51°11′09″N 0°54′54″W / 51.18583°N 0.91510°W / 51.18583; -0.91510

Froyle is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It is 3.6 miles (5.8 km) northeast of Alton. The nearest railway station is 2 miles (3.3 km) east of the village, at Bentley. According to the 2011 census, the parish had a population of 644 people.[1] The village is divided into Upper Froyle, centred around the Church and Manor House, and Lower Froyle which grew up around the farms.[2]

History[edit]

Froyle is situated on the edge of The Downs above the Pilgrims' Way that leads from Winchester to Canterbury. It is most likely that, in the winter months, the actual route taken by Pilgrims passed through the village to avoid the wet conditions in the valley of the River Wey. There was a Church at "Froli" (mentioned in the Domesday Book) in 1086. The entry for Froyle also states "Froyle, it was ever there...." and there are traces of habitation on the surrounding downs going back to the Iron Age.

It is also known by some who live there as the 'village of the saints' because of the 19 statues of saints in niches on the front walls of houses and other buildings in Upper Froyle. They were bought by Sir Hubert Miller in the early 20th century from Italy.

Notable people[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Froyle, 100 Years of Memories ISBN 0-9545460-1-6
  • Annette Booth and Nora Jupe A Village School ISBN 0-9545460-0-8

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/localarea?compare=1170214369 Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Froyle, 100 Years of Memories" Booth, Annette http://www.froyle.com/pdf/100_100.pdf Retrieved 26 August 2018.

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