The Farringdon Village 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

Farringdon Parish Council

Planning meeting
10th June at 7.00pm

The meeting is open to residents and the press and will be held in the garden of The Thatched Cottage, Church Road, Upper Farringdon courtesy of David Horton.

Next Scheduled FPC Meeting :
Wed 14th Jul - 7:00 pm
Venue and details to be confirmed.

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

Farringdon Parish Road & Environmental Report
May 2021


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


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

*The Golden Pheasant will be reopening at 12 on Monday 17th May (Fri & Sat Takeaway still available).
Both pubs will be following prevailing Coronavirus restriction guidelines.

For the latest information, check the Golden Pheasant Facebook and Rose & Crown website for updates.
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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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