Waltham Chase

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Waltham Chase
Waltham Chase is located in Hampshire
Waltham Chase
Waltham Chase
Location within Hampshire
OS grid referenceSU565155
• London73 miles (117 km)
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSouthampton
Postcode districtSO32
Dialling code01329 and 01489
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
50°56′10″N 1°11′42″W / 50.936071°N 1.195118°W / 50.936071; -1.195118Coordinates: 50°56′10″N 1°11′42″W / 50.936071°N 1.195118°W / 50.936071; -1.195118

Waltham Chase is a village in Hampshire, England, neighbouring the town of Bishop's Waltham. It is in the civil parish of Shedfield. The village comprises about 2 sq. kilometres of land to the south-east of Bishop's Waltham.[1]

History[edit]

Previously a forest used for the hierarchy of Bishop's Waltham to hunt game, the village started to establish its own, independent identity in the 19th Century.

Amenities[edit]

The village has a primary school - St John the Baptist CoE; older children attend Swanmore College nearby. It has several green areas, e.g. a recreation ground and park area. It has a thriving village hall which is used by many societies and clubs. There is a bicycle shop, two village stores, one of which includes the post office and there is also a hairdresser. There is a garage with car repair, a car sales outlet and a commercial vehicle sales business.

It has a Methodist church; the local Anglican church, St John the Baptist, is located at Shedfield. The parish of Shedfield includes Shirrell Heath, Waltham Chase and Shedfield.[2]

The village has one inn, The Black Dog.

There are stables, several farms and a number of small businesses in the village, including Robin Appel Ltd,[3] an independent grain merchant and The Dog Room in Sandy Lane, the local dog groomer.

Demographics[edit]

According to the ONS (from the 2011 census) the population of the whole Winchester LSOA (Lower Layer Super Output Areas) - "Winchester 012F" area which includes both Waltham Chase and most of Shirrell Heath was 1,481, with 579 households.[4]

Places of interest[edit]

There is an SSSI site (unit ID 1007744) within the village, Waltham Chase Meadows - "one of the best examples in the county of dry neutral unimproved pasture."[5] [6]

Across the road from the Moors Nature Reserve is the Chase Mill, which was in still in use in 1957. This mill has been featured on a television restoration programme - Salvage Squad - which first aired on Channel 4 in January 2003.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ONS Neighbourhood statistics Retrieved 2007-11-28
  2. ^ Shedfield Parish boundary Retrieved 2013-02-21
  3. ^ "Robin Appel Ltd". Robin Appel Ltd. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Winchester 012F (Lower Layer Super Output Area)". ONS. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  5. ^ Waltham Chase Meadows SSSI Notification Retrieved 2013-02-21
  6. ^ Waltham Chase SSSI unit information Retrieved 2013-11-05
  7. ^ Salvage Squad – 2003 series Retrieved 2013-02-21

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