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
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.
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.
Parish Council Meeting
Wednesday 4th July 2018
7:30 pm in
The Golden Pheasant
Minutes etc of previous Meetings can be accessed from the
Village Coffee Morning
Saturday 2nd June
in All Saints Church
Full Details on 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
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
Keep up to date with
Farringdon Women's Institute activities on the W.I. 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 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.