Farringdon Horticultural Society - Open Gardens Day
Sunday 10th JUNE 2018 - 11.00-12.30 and 2.00pm – 5.30pm

A Variety of Gardens will be open - Teas and Plants for Sale

Entry by Programme - Available at any Garden giving access to all ParticipatingGardens
Programme £5:00 per Adult (Children Under 16 Free)

Supporting All Saints Church and Farringdon Horticultural Society


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If you are planning to travel to or from Farnham after 10:00 p.m. be aware that in the next few days there are planned roadworks taking place overnight on the A31
Between Chawton and Holybourne Roundabouts

The East bound carriageway will be closed on 23rd, 24th and 29th of May, from 22:00 to 06:00 each night.
The West bound carriageway will be closed on 30th, 31st May and 1st June, from 20:00 to 06:00 each night

 



 

 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)


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.



Next Scheduled
Parish Council Meeting
Wednesday 4th July 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 2nd June

10.00- 11.30pm
in All Saints Church

Full Details on the
Church Page


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

 

 

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


 

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.

 

 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, 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 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.

Oak

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

Rose & Crown

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

 

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