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 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.

(Click Map image below for larger map)

Aerial View of Farringdon

"NOMINATE YOUR "VILLAGER OF THE YEAR" - Updated 9th January 2018

The Farringdon & Chawton Parish Magazine, who sponsor both Farringdon and Chawton Village websites, have launched a campaign
to elect the Villager of the Year, or more accurately, Villagers of the Year as residents of both
Farringdon and Chawton have the opportunity to nominate a candidate from their respective parishes.

Both the Rose and Crown and the Greyfriar have generously donated a meal for two so the each winner,
with a partner of their choice, can enjoy the hospitality of their local hostelry.

Full details and how to vote can be found on page three of the January issue of the Farringdon & Chawton Parish Magazine.

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.

Village Road Closures

You may have noticed signs
warning of temporary road closures
on various dates (23rd-25th Jan) to enable restoration work on the
numerous pot holes
around the village .

So you would be well advised not to attempt to light up the 30mph warning signs next week as you may find your passage obstructed
by a pot hole stuffing team

Next Scheduled Meeting of
Farringdon Parish Council
Wednesday 7th Mar 2018
7:30 pm in
The Golden Pheasant
Function Room

Minutes etc of previous Meetings can be accessed from the Parish Page

Next Village Coffee Morning
Saturday 3rd February

10.00- 11.30pm
in All Saints Church

Full Details on the

Church Page



Harvest LoafAll Saints Church supplies the spiritual needs of the residents and, in the absence
of a Village Hall, is also used for some public meetings and Village events,

The Harvest Loaf (shown right) 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

All Saints Church, Farringdon

works on A32

The latest information about the planned works and apparently a map of exactly what is planned (not necessarily what is actually happening) can be found on the Hants Planning Pages
(link opens in a new page)

Keep up to date with
Farringdon Womens Institute activities on the W.I. page


205 Carshare
A Subsidised Taxi Service
between Farringdon & Alton
on Tuesdays and Fridays

You need to book the day before and
must be registered with the scheme to use the service

Click Here for full details

This service to Alton is also available from:
Newton Valence, East & West Tisted
and Monkwood.


 Massey's 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.

Massey's Folly from the South


Until the end of July 2015, the village hall occupied the Eastern part of the Folly (to the right of the picture above)
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 closed.
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.
No reconstruction work has taken place as yet but work on the conversion of the Folly is due to
begin now the extremely slow planning process is completed




Last, but by no means least, until February 18th Farringdon had two Village Pubs one at each end of the village,


The Golden Pheasant, (formerly the Royal Oak) can be found on the west side of the A32, Gosport Road, in Lower Farringdon serving a wide selection of Real Ales and Lagers and excellent home cooked food in the restaurant

The Rose and Crown is now open - For a rosewhile we were down to one pub as the Rose closed down on February 18th 2017.
Now privately owned the Pub has been extensively refurbished and the Bar reopened on the 22nd December
The Restaurant opening has been resheduled to the 12th Jan.

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