Butts Bridge Roadworks - Although initial work has started on Selborne Road, The Planned Diversion routes during the Bridge works will come into effect in January 2019 and remain in place until July 2019 ( Possibly!!).
For the duration of the Road works traffic coming from the North of Alton will be diverted into Chawton Park Road
and will exit via the Chawton Roundabout on the A31.
Access to Butts Road Alton and the Basingstoke/Odiham Roads will only be possible via the A31 and Selborne Road, as the western end of Chawton Park Road will be one way, exiting onto the Chawton Roundabout.
Full details and updates as the work progresses,can be found on the Butts Bridge Roadworks web site.
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
Saturday 6th Oct
in All Saints Church
(Sun 7th Oct
at 10:00 am)
will be followed by
a Farm Walk
Full Details on the
Farringdon Harvest Supper
Saturday 13th - 7:30pm
For contacts, tickets etc.
see the Church Page
Next Scheduled Meeting of
7:30 pm -
in the Pheasant
Minutes etc of previous Meetings can be accessed from the
two defibrillators, installed in the disused phone boxes at the bottom of Shirnall hill and Parsonage Close,
are now in full operational mode.
More Details on the News Page
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
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.
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, Farringdon has two excellent 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.