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Farringdon Village Website

Farringdon Website


Next Village Coffee Morning Sat 2nd July
10:00 - 11:30am in
All Saints Church
All welcome


Village Events are listed in
The Village Diary




Sponsored by Farringdon & Chawton Parish Magazine

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Farringdon Open Gardens Day - Sun 3rd July - 2:00-5:30 pm
A variety of Gardens will be open Teas and Plants for sale
Admission by programme £5 (Available at any of the Participating Gardens) gives access to all participating gardens
(Children Under 16 Free )

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

 

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,

The Village Hall Trust
YES/NO Referendum Results
and links to the "New" planning Application are on the News Page

Newsletter April 2022
(link opens a pdf (printable) document
in a new page)

Previous Newsletters are available on The
Village Hall Trust Page


Farringdon Parish Council

Next meeting: Wed 13th July
at 7pm - in the committee room,
Chawton Village Hall.

Parish Road & Environmental Report
May 2022

The Parish Council are considering plans to sponsor a training course for residents on CPR and the use of the two Village Defibrillators.
More detailed information can be found on the Parish Page

Earlier Road Reports and Minutes etc of previous FPC Meetings can be accessed from the Parish Page

All Saints Church, Farringdon

Old yewYew 2021The Two Yew Trees, In the Churchyard, just a few yards to the west of the Church, are, without any doubt, the oldest living resident in Farringdon.

The trees are difficult to age accurately but the older tree, on the North side of the Path, has recently been estimated to be around 3,000 years old and the "younger Yew" to the South of the Path has probablybeen around for a mere 2,000 years!

After parts of the older tree collapsed under the weight of the snow in 2019 temporary props were put in place and an appeal was launched, to finance the replacement of the damaged cradle that supported the main stems of the tree in order to preserve the Farringdon Yew for future generations.

 

It is recommended that any reports of potholes etc should be directed to Hantsweb rather than the old pothole site as it would appear that the lag between report and repair is reduced.

Village Hall Trust
April Newsletter

(links below will open a pdf (printable) document in a new page)

Previous Newsletters are available on The
Village Hall Trust Page


Gardening tips and membership details be found on the FHS Page

All Saints Church, Farringdon

List of Services can be found on the
Church Page


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. (The Picture on the left was taken in 2010)
For a more detailed history see the Massey's Folly page


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 building was officially handed over to the new owners at the end of July 2015.
Despite a close resemblance to a Building Site several apartments were previously listed for sale but following
the financial collapse of the developer, the site is currently shut down and awaiting the decision of the current management

*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.

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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