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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.
All Saints Church supplies the spiritual needs of the residents, while two pubs and an unusually ornate village hall supply other essential services to both villagers and visitors
Massey's Folly recently featured on the BBC 2 Television series, Restoration Village , is a brickwork confection constructed by the Reverend Thomas Massey, Vicar of Farringdon from 1875 -1919. The village hall occupies part of the folly and is used by a number of organisations from within and outside the village. The other half (furthest from the camera in this picture), served as the Village Primary School until 1987 when it was sold off after the school closed. Farringdon Children now attend Chawton or Selborne school.This part of the building is now occupied by the First Friends Nursery School
Farringdon has two pubs at each end of the village, both providing a selection of excellent food and real ales
The Golden Pheasant, formerly the Royal Oak can be found on the west side of the A32, Alton to Fareham road, in Lower Farringdon.
While in Upper Farringdon, the Rose & Crown
is located at the eastern end of the village, on the junction of the lane that leads to Selborne.