The Farringdon Village Website

 


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Farringdon , in common with most of the U.K. is still under some resrictions
For a comprehensive list of what you can and cannot do
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Local Elections Thursday May 6th 2021

Current List of Hampshire County Council and Police and Crime Commissioner
candidates can be found here

The Polling Station for Farringdon is in The Golden Pheasant.
Unfortunately you can't purchase a beer while you are there!


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

Sat 15th - Farringdon Horticultural Society - Festival of Flowers
All Saints Church
Full Details in the
Village Diary

Gardening tips and membership details be found on the FHS Page

Farringdon Horticultural
Society web site.


The Village Coffee Mornings will
(fingers crossed!)
return on the first Saturday in July (3rd)

All Saints Church, Farringdon

List of Services can be found on the Church Page


Farringdon
Parish Council

Annual Parish Meeting
6th May @ 7:00pm



Meetings are currently being held online via Zoom
Access link and Agenda
available from the
Parish Page

Farringdon Parish Road & Environmental Report
May 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

 

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

Farringdon Horticultural
Society events
Cancelled unitl further notice
 

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.
Construction work is under way but progressing so slowly it is virtually at a halt.

*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 will be closed until Wed 12th May when it will reopen under new ownership.

The Golden Pheasant will not be reopening until mid May (Fri & Sat Takeaway still available).

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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