Just a reminder that Hall Lane will be partially closed for officially 7weeks from Today (14th September) to allow the replacement of the lines on the NW side of the pylons
However previous experience suggest the lane is usually open outside normal working hours
and if all goes well the work will be completed before the 7 weeks are up.
Note that, for safety reasons, Hall Lane and any Footpaths that run under the lines will be closed to all traffic, including walkers,
they are actually winching the replacement cables through.
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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The Village Coffee Mornings have been cancelled until further notice
Cancelled unitl futher notice
Farringdon Horticultural Society
Annual subscriptions due on April 1st this year will remain at £5 and will run until the end of December 2020.
Full Details on the
Farringdon Parish Council
Next Virtual Meeting
Details to Follow
Minutes etc of previous FPC Meetings
can be accessed from the
Farringdon Parish Road & Environmental Report
Full details of Farringdon Horticultural Society events
can be found in
The Village Diary
Parish Council Website
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
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
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.
Construction work is now under way.
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 Rose and Crown and The Golden Pheasant are currently both open and following
current guidelines for distancing etc.