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.

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Carol Service in the Church
Sunday 16th December - 6pm

Carol Singing around the Village
Friday 21st December
Meet in the Rose & Crown garden (6.15pm to leave 6.30pm)

Christingle Service
All Saints Church - 4pm
Sunday 23rd December

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
Parish Page

Next Village Coffee Morning
January 5th
10:00 - 11:30 am
in All Saints Church

 


 

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

 

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.


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.
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 in advance 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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