Farringdon Village Website


Farringdon Website

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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 small map image below for larger map)

Small Village Map


Next Village Coffee Morning and Autumn Clear-up
10:00 to 11:30 am
Saturday 6th November

All Saints Church

Village Events are listed in
The Village Diary

Village Hall Trust
Newsletters July 2021
(links below will open a pdf (printable) document in a new page)

Newsletter 01

Newsletter 02

Farringdon Parish Council

Farringdon Parish Road & Environmental Report
July 2021

All 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,

All Saints Church, Farringdon


Gardening tips and membership details be found on the FHS Page

Farringdon Horticultural
Society web site.

All Saints Church, Farringdon

List of Services can be found on the Church Page

Farringdon Parish Road & Environmental Report
March 2021

Minutes etc of previous FPC Meetings
can be accessed from the
Parish Page

Farringdon Parish Road & Environmental Report
September 2020

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.

Massey's Folly from the SouthMassey'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. 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 eventually sold for development.

Despite its listed status, The Folly faced an uncertain future as a Village Hall
due to the heavy 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.
Despite a close resemblance to a Building Site several apartments are now listed for sale.

*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 is now open as part of the Red Mist Leisure Group.

*The Golden Pheasant reopened on Monday 17th May (Fri & Sat Takeaway still available).
Both pubs will be following prevailing Coronavirus guidelines.

For the latest information, check the Golden Pheasant Facebook and Rose & Crown website for updates.
(Links open in a new Page)

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

The Golden Pheasant

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

Rose and Crown

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