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.
Farringdon Horticultural Society
Saturday, 5th August
in All Saints Church
Open 2.00 p.m.
Prize giving 3.30 p.m. (approx!)
Farringdon Parish Council
Planning Committee Meeting Thursday, 27th July
at 10:00 am in the
Agenda, Minutes and
Farringdon Parish Council and
Planning meetings can be
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,
including the Annual Christingle Service
Cottage to Rent
A well maintained
3 bedroom cottage
in the heart of Upper Farringdon,
South facing garden,
kitchen/dining room, sitting room,
sun room, downstairs WC,
Phone: 07725 994338
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 the building 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
A Subsidised Taxi Service
between Farringdon & Alton
on Tuesdays and Fridays
You need to book the day before and
must be registered with the scheme
to use the service.
Click Here for full details
This service to Alton is also available from:
Newton Valence, East & West Tisted
Last, but by no means least, until February 18th Farringdon had two Village Pubs one at each end of the village,
Golden Pheasant, () can be found on the west side of the
A32, Gosport Road, in Lower Farringdon serving a wide selection of Real Ales and Lagers and excellent home cooked food in the restaurant
The Rose and Crown in Upper Farringdon closed on 18th Feb, hopefully it will reopen in the not too far distant future.
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