Farringdon is a small village in Hampshire, about four miles south of the town of Alton
on the A32, Fareham road.
The village is in two parts, Lower and Upper Farringdon,
linked by Shirnall Hill,
a tree covered lane that rises from the east side
of the A32.
A note for any of you researching your family history:
Prior to the late 1800's Farringdon was generally spelt with one 'R' in official registries, which can lead to confusion with the town
of Faringdon, in Oxfordshire, there are also two other Farringdons in the UK, another village, in Devon and a borough in Islington, London.
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Wednesday 27th March Farringdon Horticultural Society Members Visit to RHS Wisley
Full Details of this and forthcoming FHS events In the
Annual Village Meeting 7:30 pm - Wed 3rd April in All Saints Church
Parish Council Website
ALL SAINTS CHURCH
SPRING CLEAR-UP SAT - APRIL 6th- 9.30am- Mid-Day
Full Details on the Church Page
Village Coffee Morning
April 6th 10:30 -11:30 in
All Saints Church
Farringdon Horticultural Society
Spring Show 2019
Saturday 13th April
Road & Env Report
Minutes etc of previous Meetings
can be accessed from the
Village Coffee Morning
10:00 - 11:30 am
in All Saints Church
Alton Butts Bridge Roadworks
Full details and updates as the work progresses,can be found on the
Butts Bridge Roadworks web site.
Saints Church supplies the spiritual needs of the residents and, in the absence
Village Hall, is also used for some public meetings and Village events,
The Harvest Loaf () was baked for the
Annual Harvest Festival Service
held on October 1st.
Thanks to Gill Pears, more pictures of the Harvest Festival Decorations can be found on the Church Page
Folly () is a brickwork confection which was constructed over a long period by three workmen, overseen
by the 'eccentric' Reverend Thomas Massey, Vicar
of Farringdon from 1875 -1919.
Until the end of July 2015, the village hall occupied the Eastern part of the Folly
and was used by
a number of organisations
from within and well beyond the village boundaries.
The Western half of the Folly(to the left of the picture), served as
the Village Primary School until 1987 and was sold off after the school
Farringdon Children now attend Chawton or Selborne school.
At various times the West end of the Folly served as commercial premises and a Nursery School, although it had been
unoccupied for some time before the building was sold in 2015
Despite its listed status, The Folly faced an uncertain future as a Village Hall due to financial cost of maintaining the structure.
The Village Hall Management Committee eventually sold Massey's Folly for conversion into apartments and
The Folly was officially handed over
to the new owners at the end of July 2015.
Three years later no reconstruction work has taken place and the Folly is still deteriorating.
Last, but by no means least, Farringdon has two welcoming village pubs, one at each end of the village,
both have a wide choice of real ales on offer and serve an excellent selection of home cooked food.
The Rose & Crown and Golden Pheasant restaurants are extremely popular with both locals and visitors so you would be well advised
to book a table in advance if you are planning to sample their menus.