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.
Village Coffee Morning
December 8th 10-12noon Christmas Bazaar and Coffee Morning
in All Saints Church
Next Scheduled Parish Council Meeting
Wed 2nd January 2019
7:30 pm in
The Golden Pheasant Function Room
Minutes etc of previous Meetings can be accessed from the
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.
two defibrillators, installed in the disused phone boxes at the bottom of Shirnall hill and Parsonage Close,
are now in full operational mode.
Keep up to date with
Farringdon Women's Institute activities on the W.I. page
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 if you are planning to sample their menus.