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Location & Map

Road SignThe village is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the valley of the River Bourne, a tributary of the River Test, two miles west of Whitchurch and two miles east of St Mary Bourne.

The B3400 (Basingstoke to Andover road) runs east and west through the village and the B3048 north and south.

The River Bourne runs through the village in a south easterly direction, with woodlands and copses running alongside the river. It rises in the north from a spring at the base of the North Wessex chalk downs and it joins the River Test at the south east boundary of the village.

Bourne RivuletMost of the buildings are concentrated along the B3048 on the western side of the river although there are a few buildings on the northern outskirts near the railway viaduct and Chapmansford Farm.

The houses are mainly located on the rising ground to the south of the flood plain of the River Bourne. St Andrew’s Church is situated within the flood plain to the north of the B3400.

Hurstbourne Park Countryside Heritage Site runs along the eastern boundary of the Conservation Area. The area was partially landscaped by Capability Brown and the park is Grade II listed in the English Heritage Register of Historic Gardens.

The Bee House (a three-storey building dating from the early 18th century) and adjacent woodland in the Conservation Area are included in this site.