Hartley Wintney

Hartley Wintney
St Mary, Hartley Wintney - geograph.org.uk - 1484702.jpg
St Mary's parish church
Hartley Wintney is located in Hampshire
Hartley Wintney
Hartley Wintney
Hartley Wintney shown within Hampshire
Population4,999 [1]
SU764567
• London39 mi (63 km)
Civil parish
  • Hartley Wintney
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHook
Postcode districtRG27
Dialling code01252
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
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51°18′15″N 0°54′19″W / 51°18′15″N 0°54′19″W / 51.3043; -0.9054

Hartley Wintney is a village civil parish in the Hart district of Hampshire, England. It lies about 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Fleet and 8 miles (13 km) east of Basingstoke. The parish includes the village of Phoenix Green as well as the hamlets of Dipley, Elvetham, Hartfordbridge, and West Green.

The 2011 census recorded the parish's population as 4,999.[1]

Character

The parish includes the large wooded areas such as Yateley Heath Wood and part of Hazeley Heath. The River Hart flows through the parish northeast of the town. The River Whitewater forms the western parish boundary. The southern boundary now follows the M3 motorway.

Hartley Wintney Methodist church

The town has a typical wide Hampshire main street, lined with local businesses, shops, public houses and a Baptist church. The town has also a Methodist church. The Roman Catholic church of St Thomas More was built in the 1960s. In 2016 a fire destroyed its roof.[2]

The town is known for its numerous antique shops. At the southern end is the green and with thatched duck house. The pond is called Hatton's Pond, after a landlord of the Waggon and Horses public house in about 1870.[3] The red-brick Church of England parish church of St John the Evangelist overlooks the green.

Beyond the green are the Mildmay oak trees. They were planted at the behest of Lady St John Mildmay in response to a call in 1807 by Admiral Collingwood after the Battle of Trafalgar for landowners to plant oaks to provide timber for naval ships. The cricket green, home of the oldest cricket club in Hampshire, is behind the shops, with a second duckpond and Dutch-gabled farmhouse, Causeway Farm, a short distance away through a stand of oaks..

In 1831 the parish (then excluding Elvetham and part of Hartfordbridge) had a population of 1,139. In 2004 the ward had a population of 4,954. The town is twinned with Saint-Savin near Poitiers, France and with Malle in Belgium.[4]

Hartley Row is a former hamlet within Hartley Wintney.[5]

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