Be Prepared!!

Traffic will be rerouted into Alton around the new Butts Roundabout from mid- morning on Monday 7th The short stretch of Whitedown lane from the bridge to the northern boundary of the Butts past the French Horn will remain closed to through traffic.

See the Butts Bridge website for more information

Also be aware of the temporary closure of Crows Lane to enable Openreach to dig a hole sometime in the next week or so!
(Unless they've dug it and gone and nobody noticed! - If somebody has noticed can you please let me know!!!)

 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 small map image below for larger map)

Small Village Map

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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Horticultural Society

Annual Quiz Night at
The Golden Pheasant
Wednesday 30th Oct

(7:15 for a 7:30 Start
or thereabouts!)

Full details of FHS events
can be found in
The Village Diary

Next Village Coffee Morning
Sat 5th October
10:00 -11:30

All Saints Church

Details on the
Church Page

Autumn Clear Up 2019
Saturday November 2nd
9.30am-12 noon

Please come and join us for our
Autumn Clear Up
Full Details on the
Church Page


Next Scheduled Meeting of Farringdon Parish Council
Wed Nov 5th at 7:30 pm
in the Golden Pheasant
Function Room

Farringdon Parish Road & Environmental Report Sept 2019

Parish Council Website

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


Alton Butts Bridge Roadworks
Full details and updates as the work progresses,can be found on the
Butts Bridge Roadworks web site.

The two defibrillators, (Installed in the disused phone boxes on the A32 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

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.


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 

Massey's Folly (Not open to the Public) 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.
Limited reconstruction work has now started.

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.


The Golden Pheasant (formerly the Royal Oak) can be found on the west side of the A32, Gosport Road, in Lower Farringdon,

The Golden Pheasant


The Rose and Crown is situated at the top of Crows Lane, at the Junction with The Street and Hall Lane in Upper Farringdon.

Rose and Crown


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