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Basingstoke

Basingstoke shown within Hampshire
Population 80,477 Unparished area 2006[1]
  • 152,573 Borough (Census, 2001)
OS grid reference SU637523
District Basingstoke and Deane
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BASINGSTOKE
Postcode district RG21, RG22, RG23, RG24
Dialling code 01256
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
UK Parliament Basingstoke
European Parliament South East England
Website: http://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/
List of places: UKEnglandHampshire

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Basingstoke is a town in northeast Hampshire, England. It lies across a valley at the source of the River Loddon. The town is 48 miles (77 km) southwest of London, 30 miles (48 km) north of Southampton and 16 miles (25 km) southwest of Reading. Basingstoke had an estimated population of 80,477 in 2006. The town is part of the borough of Basingstoke and Deane and part of the parliamentary constituency of Basingstoke. Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... For other uses, see Hampshire (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Fljótsdalur in East Iceland, a rather flat valley In geology, a valley (also called a vale or dale) is a depression with predominant extent in one direction. ... The River Loddon is a tributary of the River Thames. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... “km” redirects here. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Southampton (disambiguation). ... , Reading is a town, unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) and urban area in the English county of Berkshire. ... Basingstoke and Deane is a local government district and borough in Hampshire, England. ... A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... Basingstoke is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...


Often mistaken for a new town, Basingstoke market was mentioned in the Domesday Book and it remained a small market town until the 1950s. In the 1960s, as part of a tripartite agreement between London County Council, Hampshire County Council and Basingstoke Borough Council, it was rapidly developed along with Andover and Tadley to accommodate part of the London 'overspill' as perceived under the Greater London Plan, 1944.[2] A new town, planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ... A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary using the Transwiki process. ... London County Council emblem is still seen today on buildings, especially housing, from that era London County Council (LCC) was the principal local government body for the County of London from 1889 until 1965, when it was replaced by the Greater London Council. ... Hampshire is a county on the south coast of England. ... Statistics Population: 52,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SU3645 Administration District: Test Valley Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Hampshire Historic county: Hampshire Services Police force: Hampshire Constabulary Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: South Central Post office and telephone Post town... Map sources for Tadley at grid reference SU604612 Tadley is a small town and civil parish in the English county of Hampshire. ... London overspill is the term given to the communities created - largely consisting of council houses - as a result of the policy of moving residents out of London, England into other towns. ... The Greater London Plan of 1944, often referred to as the Abercrombie Plan, was a plan for the development and improvement of London commissioned by the Ministry of Works in 1942 and drawn up by Patrick Abercrombie. ...


Basingstoke remains a town and still has a regular market, but it is now bigger than Hampshire County Council's definition of a market town.[3]


Basingstoke is prosperous, with an above-average standard of living and low unemployment.[4] It is an economic centre, and the location of the UK headquarters of Sun Life Financial of Canada and of the Automobile Association. Other industries include drug manufacture, IT, communications, insurance and electronics. CIA figures for world unemployment rates, 2006 Unemployment is the state in which a person is without work, available to work, and is currently seeking work. ... Sun Life Financial Inc. ... The Automobile Association (The AA) is a former British motoring association that became a private limited company in 1999, currently owned by two large private equity firms. ... Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... Copy of the original phone of Alexander Graham Bell at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris Telecommunication is the assisted transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ...

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Geography and administration

Basingstoke is located at 51°16′0″N, 01°05′15″W, grid reference SU637523. Situated in a valley through the North Downs, Basingstoke is a major route interchange between Reading, Newbury, Andover, Winchester, and Alton, and lies on the natural trade route between the southwest of England and London. The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... Geology of the South East, Chalk is light green (6) A cross-section , showing the Wealden Dome, and relating it to the towns of Kent The North Downs are a ridge of chalk hills located in south east England that stretch for 120 miles (190 km) from Hampshire through Surrey... , Reading is a town, unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) and urban area in the English county of Berkshire. ... Newbury is a civil parish and the principal town in the west of the county of Berkshire in England. ... Statistics Population: 52,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SU3645 Administration District: Test Valley Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Hampshire Historic county: Hampshire Services Police force: Hampshire Constabulary Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: South Central Post office and telephone Post town... Winchester is a historic city in southern England, with a population of around 40,000 within a 3 mile radius of its centre. ... Statistics Population: 16,584 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SU716394 Administration District: East Hampshire Shire county: Hampshire Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Hampshire Historic county: Hampshire Services Police force: Hampshire Constabulary Ambulance: South Central Post office and telephone Post town: GUILDFORD... A trade route is the sequence of pathways and stopping places used for the commercial transport of cargo. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Politics

The Basingstoke parliamentary constituency was formed under the 1885 Act and is currently served by Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Mrs Maria Miller, who was elected in the 2005 general election.[5] Basingstoke is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 (48 & 49 Vict. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Maria Frances Lewis Miller (born March 26, 1964, Wolverhampton) is the Conservative MP for Basingstoke. ... The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005. ...


Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, which has its offices in the town, is a Conservative-led council, having 31 Conservative, 14 Liberal Democrat, 11 Labour and three Independent councillors (as of August 2007).[6] Basingstoke is part of a two-tier local government structure and returns county councillors to Hampshire County Council. When the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth attained unitary authority status in 1998, Basingstoke consequently became Hampshire's largest town.[7][8] Basingstoke and Deane is a local government district and borough in Hampshire, England. ... Borough status in the United Kingdom is granted by royal charter to local government districts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, is a liberal political party in Great Britain formed in 1988 by the merger of the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party; the two parties had already been in an alliance for seven years prior to this, since not long after... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Hampshire is a county on the south coast of England. ... For other places with the same name, see Portsmouth (disambiguation). ...


Physical geography/geology

The precise size and shape of the town of Basingstoke today is difficult to quantify, as it has no single official boundary that encompasses all the areas contiguous to its development. The unparished area of the town represents its bulk, but several areas that might be considered part of the town as a whole are separate parishes, namely Chineham, Rooksdown, and Lychpit. The unparished area includes Worting, which was previously a separate village and parish,[9] this extends beyond Roman Road and Old Kempshott Lane, which might otherwise be considered the town’s ‘natural’ western extremity. The ward boundaries within the parliamentary constituency are also not currently (as of August 2007) coterminous with the parish boundaries. A residential road in Chineham Chineham (pronounced chinnam) is a civil parish in the Basingstoke and Deane district of Hampshire, England. ... Rooksdown is a civil parish in the Basingstoke and Deane district of Hampshire, England. ... LICKPIT, LYCHPIT, Domesday Book manor in Basing Probably hypothetical Old English Licapytt=pit of corpses or skeletons. The historical facts behind the name are unknown. ...


Basingstoke is situated on a bed of cretaceous upper chalk with small areas of clayey and loamy soil, inset with combined clay and flint patches. Loam and alluvium recent and pleistocene sediments line the bed of the river Loddon. A narrow line of tertiary Reading beds run diagonally from the northwest to the southeast along a line from Sherborne St John through Popley, Daneshill and the north part of Basing. To the north of this line, encompassing the areas of Chineham and Pyotts Hill, is London clay.[10] // The Cretaceous Period is one of the major divisions of the geologic timescale, reaching from the end of the Jurassic Period (i. ... The Chalk Formations of Europe are thick deposits of chalk, a soft porous white limestone, deposited in a marine environment during the upper Cretaceous Period. ... In geology, Clay-with-Flints was the name given by W. Whitaker in 1861 to a peculiar deposit of stiff red, brown or yellow clay containing unworn whole flints as well as angular shattered fragments, also with a variable admixture of rounded flint, quartz, quartzite and other pebbles. ... Loam field Loam is soil composed of sand, silt, and clay in relatively even concentration (about 40-40-20% concentration respectively). ... Alluvium (from the Latin, alluvius, from alluere, to wash against) is soil or sediments deposited by a river or other running water. ... Operation Autumn Clouds: Israel Defense Forces troops kill two Palestinian terrorists in anorthern Gaza Strip operation. ... The Pleistocene epoch (IPA: ) on the geologic timescale is the period from 1,808,000 to 11,550 years BP. The Pleistocene epoch had been intended to cover the worlds recent period of repeated glaciations. ... Tertiary geological time interval covers roughly the time span between the demise of the non-avian dinosaurs and beginning of the most recent Ice Age, approximately 65 million to 1. ... The Woolwich-and-Reading Beds, in geology, are a series of argillaceous and sandy deposits of lower Eocene age found in the London and Hampshire basins. ... Sherborne St John is a village and civil parish near Basingstoke in the English county of Hampshire. ... Basing, now known as Old Basing, is situated a few miles NE of the modern town of Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. ... The London Clay is a marine deposit which is well known for the fossils it contains. ...


Divisions and suburbs

Basingstoke's expansion has absorbed much surrounding farmland and scattered housing, transforming it into housing estates or local districts. Many of these new estates are designed as almost self-contained communities, such as Lychpit, Chineham, Popley, Winklebury, Oakridge, Kempshott, Brighton Hill, South Ham, Black Dam and Hatch Warren. The M3 acts as a buffer zone to the south of the town, and the South Western Main Line constrains the western expansion, with a green belt to the north and north-east, making Basingstoke almost triangular in shape. As a result, the villages of Cliddesden, Dummer, Sherborne St John and Oakley, although being very close to the town limits, are considered distinct entities. Popley, Hatch Warren and Beggarwood are seeing rapid growth in housing,[11][12] while the open space of the Manydown Estate to the west of the town is under threat. A housing estate is a medium-to-low density residential area, usually part of a suburb of a town or city in a developed country. ... LICKPIT, LYCHPIT, Domesday Book manor in Basing Probably hypothetical Old English Licapytt=pit of corpses or skeletons. The historical facts behind the name are unknown. ... Winklebury is a large suburb located two miles north-west of central Basingstoke in the UK. Up until the late 1960s Winklebury was a collection of small holdings but Basingstokes growth as a new town saw the area developed for housing. ... , Oakridge is a village in Hampshire, England. ... Kempshott is an area and housing estate in Basingstoke located to the west of Pack Lane and north of Winchester Road. ... Brighton Hill is a district of Basingstoke formed around 1970 as part of the Town Centre Development Plan. ... South Ham is an area of Basingstoke located to the north of Western Way. ... Hatch Warren is a housing estate to the west of Basingstoke in Hampshire. ... M3 is also the name of the motorway that connects the capitals of two largest states in Europe, Moscow and Kiev. ... The South Western Main Line is the railway line from London Waterloo to Weymouth on the Dorset coast. ... For other uses of the word Greenbelt, see Greenbelt (disambiguation). ... Cliddesden is a parish in Hampshire, United Kingdom located 3 miles south of Basingstoke, close to the M3 motorway. ... Dummer is a parish and village in Hampshire, United Kingdom located 6 miles south west of Basingstoke, close to the M3 motorway. ... Oakley is a large village and parish situated 8 km (5 miles) west of the large town, Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom. ...


Nearby towns: Hook, Tadley, Whitchurch, Hook is a large village in northern Hampshire, in the South East England region of the UK. It is situated some 10 km (6 miles) east of Basingstoke, 58 km (36 miles) northeast of Southampton and 68 km (42 miles) southwest of London on the A30 national route, just north... Map sources for Tadley at grid reference SU604612 Tadley is a small town and civil parish in the English county of Hampshire. ... Whitchurch is a town in Hampshire, England. ...


Nearby villages: Aldermaston, Baughurst, Bramley, Kingsclere, Oakley, Old Basing, Overton, Ramsdell, Silchester. View of Aldermaston village circa 1959 Aldermaston is a village in the English county of Berkshire, two miles north of Tadley. ... Map sources for Baughurst at grid reference SU582600 Baughurst is a parish in Hampshire, United Kingdom located just west of the town of Tadley, and 6 miles north of Basingstoke. ... Bramley is a is a village and civil parish in the English county of Hampshire. ... , Kingsclere is a large village and civil parish in the county of Hampshire, England. ... Oakley is a large village and parish situated 8 km (5 miles) west of the large town, Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom. ... Old Basing, a village in North East Hampshire, close to, but fiercely independent of its close neighbour, Basingstoke. ... Overton is a parish in Hampshire, United Kingdom located west of the town of Basingstoke, and east of Andover and Whitchurch. ... , Ramsdell is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Hampshire. ... Silchester is a village and civil parish in Hampshire, UK. At the 2001 census it had a population of 918. ...


History

The remains of the 16th century Chapel of the Holy Trinity at the Holy Ghost Chapel
The remains of the 16th century Chapel of the Holy Trinity at the Holy Ghost Chapel

The hillfort at Winklebury (2 miles (3 km) west of the town centre), known locally as Winklebury Camp or Winklebury Ring[13] dates from the Iron age and there are remains of several other earthworks around Basingstoke including a long barrow near Down Grange.[14] Nearby, to the west, Roman Road and Kempshott Lane mark the course of a Roman road that ran from Winchester to Silchester. Further to the east, another Roman road ran from Chichester through the outlaying villages of Upton Grey and Mapledurwell. The Harrow Way is an ancient route that runs to the south of the town. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The term hill fort is commonly used by archeologists to describe fortified enclosures located to exploit a rise in elevation for defensive advantage. ... Winklebury is a large suburb located two miles north-west of central Basingstoke in the UK. Up until the late 1960s Winklebury was a collection of small holdings but Basingstokes growth as a new town saw the area developed for housing. ... Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ... A long barrow is a prehistoric monument dating to the Neolithic period. ... Roman roads, together with Roman aqueducts and the vast standing Roman Army (until 284 A.D., c. ... Winchester is a historic city in southern England, with a population of around 40,000 within a 3 mile radius of its centre. ... Silchester is a village and civil parish in Hampshire, UK. At the 2001 census it had a population of 918. ... For the larger local government district, see Chichester (district). ... Upton Grey is a village in Hampshire, England. ... The Harrow Way is an ancient trackway in the south of England, which can be traced through Andover, Basingstoke & Guildford. ... The Concise Oxford Dictionary gives the definition of trackway as a path formed by the repeated treading of people or animals, and it is with this idea in mind that this article has been written. ...


The name Basingstoke (A.D 990; Embasinga stocæ,[15] Domesday; Basingestoches) is believed to have been derived from the town's position as the outlying, western settlement of Basa's people.[16][a] Basing, now Old Basing, a village a few miles to the east, is thought to have the same etymology, but is considered by some to be the older settlement.[17] Events Construction of the Al-Hakim Mosque begins in Cairo. ... A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... Old Basing, a village in North East Hampshire, close to, but fiercely independent of its close neighbour, Basingstoke. ...


Basingstoke is recorded as being a market site in the Domesday Book, and has held a regular Wednesday market since 1214.[18] A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ...


During the Civil War, and the siege of Basing House between 1643 and 1645, the town played host to large numbers of Parliamentarians. During this time, St. Michael's Church was damaged whilst being used as an explosive store[19] and lead was stripped from the roof of the Chapel of the Holy Trinity[20] leading to its eventual ruin. Cromwell is believed to have stayed in the town towards the end of the siege and wrote a letter to the Speaker of the House of Commons addressed from Basingstoke.[21] The First English Civil War (1642–1646) was the first of three wars, known as the English Civil War (or Wars). The English Civil War refers to the series of armed conflicts and political machinations which took place between Parliamentarians and Royalists from 1642 until 1652, and includes the Second... A siege is a military blockade of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by force or attrition, often accompanied by an assault. ... Basing House, Hampshire, was a major English Tudor palace and castle that once rivalled Hampton Court Palace in its size and opulence. ... The Roundheads was the nickname given to supporters of the Parliamentarian cause in the English Civil War. ... St. ... This article is about the metal. ... Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was an English military and political leader best known for his involvement in making England into a republican Commonwealth and for his later role as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland. ... It has been suggested that Speakers of the House be merged into this article or section. ... Type Lower House Speaker Michael Martin, (Non-affiliated) since October 23, 2000 Leader Harriet Harman, (Labour) since June 28, 2007 Shadow Leader Theresa May, (Conservative) since May 5, 2005 Members 659 Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist Party Sinn Féin...


The cloth industry appears to have been relatively important in the development of the town until the 17th century along with malting.[22] Malted barley Malting is a process applied to cereal grains, in which the grains are made to germinate and then are quickly dried before the plant develops. ...


Brewing became important during the 18th and 19th centuries, and the oldest and most successful was May's Brewery, established by Thomas and William May in 1750 in Brook Street. The entrance of a brewery. ...


In the 19th century Basingstoke began to move into industrial manufacture, Wallis and Haslam (later Wallis & Steevens),[23] began producing agricultural equipment including threshing machines in the 1850s, moving into the production of stationary steam engines in the 1860s and then traction engines in the 1870s. 1905-built Wallis & Steevens 3 Ton steam tractor, Lena Wallis & Steevens of Basingstoke, Hampshire, England produced agricultural equipment, traction engines and steam and diesel road rollers. ... The thrashing machine, or, in modern spelling, threshing machine (or simply thresher), was a machine first invented by Scottish mechanical engineer Andrew Meikle for use in agriculture. ... A steam engine is a heat engine that makes use of the thermal energy that exists in steam, converting it to mechanical work. ... // A traction engine (sometimes called a road locomotive) is a wheeled steam engine used to move heavy loads, plough ground or to provide power at a chosen location. ...


Two traders who opened their first shops within a year of each other in the town, went on to become household names nationally: Thomas Burberry in 1856 and Alfred Milward in 1857.[24] Burberry became famous after he invented Gabardine and Milward founded the Milwards chain of shoe shops, which could be found on almost every high street until the 1980s.[25] A ladies Burberry handbag in the companys trademarked check pattern Burberry is a British luxury fashion house, manufacturing clothing and other apparel. ... Gabardine Gabardine is a tough, tightly woven fabric used to make suits, overcoats, trousers and other garments. ...

London Street includes a variety of architecture from the 17th to the 20th century
London Street includes a variety of architecture from the 17th to the 20th century

Ordinary citizens were said to be shocked[26] by the emotive, evangelical tactics of the Salvation Army when they arrived in the town in 1880, but the reaction from those employed by the breweries or within the Licence trade quickly grew more openly hostile. Violent clashes became a regular occurrence[b] culminating on Sunday March 27, 1881 with troops being called upon to break up the conflict after the Mayor had read the Riot Act. The riot and its causes led to questions in Parliament and a period of notoriety for the town.[27] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The word evangelicalism often refers to... Shield of The Salvation Army The Salvation Army is a non-military evangelical Christian organisation. ... On-licence is the British term describing an establishment where alcohol must be consumed at the point of sale, such as a pub, bar, nightclub or cafe. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... For the album by Pearl Jam see Riot Act (album). ... Type Bicameral Houses House of Commons House of Lords Speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin MP Speaker of the House of Lords Hélène Hayman, PC Members 1377 (646 Commons, 731 Peers) Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist...


In 1898, John Isaac Thornycroft began production of steam-powered lorries in the town and Thornycroft’s quickly grew to become the town’s largest employer.[28] Sir John Isaac Hornycroft (1843–1928) was the founder of the Thornycroft shipbuilding company. ... // A traction engine (sometimes called a road locomotive) is a wheeled steam engine used to move heavy loads, plough ground or to provide power at a chosen location. ... Thornycroft was a United Kingdom-based vehicle manufacturer which built coaches, buses, and trucks from 1896 until 1977. ...


In the late 1960s, Basingstoke town centre was completely rebuilt. At this time many buildings of historic interest were replaced by a large red brick shopping centre and concrete multi-storey car park. The brutalism of the town's architecture, and its perceived status as a new town and haven for accountants and those with other occupations considered "boring", have led to Basingstoke becoming a comedic archetype for the soullessness of many modern British towns.[29][30] For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ... This article is about the construction material. ... “Parking garage” redirects here. ... Brutalism is an architectural style that spawned from the modernist architectural movement and which flourished from the 1950s to the 1970s. ... A new town, planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ... Accountancy (profession)[1] or accounting (methodology) is the measurement, statement or provision of assurance about financial information primarily used by managers, investors, tax authorities and other decision makers to make resource allocation decisions within companies, organizations, and public agencies. ... For other uses, see Archetype (disambiguation). ...


In 2003, Basingstoke was voted ninth, in the Crap Towns survey, a humorous, but unscientific guide to the worst places to live in Britain. Crap Towns: The 50 Worst Places To Live In The UK[1] and Crap Towns II: The Nation Decides [2] are a series of humorous, but completely unscientific books edited by Sam Jordison and Dan Kieran and published in association with UK Quarterly The Idler. ... For the scientific journal named Science, see Science (journal). ...


Later that same year, the Basingstoke Gazette launched its "Basingstoke – A Place to be Proud of" campaign, aimed at changing people’s perception of the town.[31] The campaign is ongoing (As of August 2007) and marked by the presentation of annual awards to individuals, organisations or businesses nominated by the public for commendable local achievement.[32] This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... August 2007 is the eighth month of that year. ...


The central part of the shopping centre was rebuilt in 2002 and reopened as Festival Place. This has bought a dramatic improvement to shoppers opinions of the town centre, but it is unclear if it has softened the towns overall image.[33] Fesitval Place logo Festival Place by night Festival Place is a shopping centre in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. ...


Further work to improve the image of the town continues with the latest Central Basingstoke Vision project coordinated by the Borough Council.[34]


Demographics

Year Population[35]
1801 2,589
1841 4,066
1871 5,574
1891 7,960
1911 11,259
1921 12,415
1931 13,865
1951 16,978
1961 25,980
1971 52,608
Basingstoke & Deane Compared
2001 UK census Basingstoke and Deane South East England England
Total population 152,573 8,000,645 49,138,831
Population density 2.41 4.20 3.77
White 96.6% 95.1% 90.9%
Asian 1.2% 2.3% 4.6%
Mixed race 1.0% 1.1% 1.3%
Christian 74.0% 72.8% 71.7%
No religion 17.0% 16.5% 14.6%
Good health 74.3% 71.5% 68.8%
Employed full time 51.0% 43.2% 40.8%
Owner Occupier with mortgage or loan 48.7% 41.9% 38.9%
Travelling less than 10km to work 64.2% 63.0% 67.5%

The borough of Basingstoke was merged with other local districts in 1974 to form the borough of Basingstoke and Deane. Since this date, the vast majority of census data is obtainable only for this much larger area. Before 1974, census information was published for the town as a separate entity. UK Census 2001 logo A nationwide census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001. ... South East England is one of the nine official regions of England. ... Basingstoke and Deane is a local government district and borough in Hampshire, England. ...


Figures published for the most recent UK census in 2001 for the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane, give a population of 152,573 and a population density of 2.41 persons per hectare.[36] The number of women at 50.48% slightly exceeded that of men.[37] 96.56% of the population were white, 1.22% Asian or Asian British, 1.02% mixed race, 0.58% Black or Black British and 0.61% Chinese or other ethnic group. With regard to religion, 74.02% of the population were Christian, 16.98% had no religion and 7.22% did not respond. Other religions in total accounting for less than 2%. Amongst other findings were that 74.33% felt they were in good health, 50.98% were economically active full time employees (over 10% higher than the National Average) and 48.73% were buying their property with a mortgage or loan (almost 10% higher than the national average).[36] Amongst the working population, 64.2% travelled less than 10km to work.[38] The biggest percentage of employees, 17.67% worked in real estate, renting and business activities.[39] UK Census 2001 logo A nationwide census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001. ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a unit of area, equal to 10 000 square metres, commonly used for measuring land area. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ...


Facilities

View of The Malls from Basingstoke Train Station
View of The Malls from Basingstoke Train Station

Festival Place, a new shopping centre, opened in autumn 2002, adding a huge boost to the town centre,[40] transforming the former The Walks Shopping Centre and the New Market Square. Aside from a wide range of shops, there is also a range of cafés and restaurants as well as a large multiple-screen Vue cinema (formerly Ster Century until their takeover in 2005).[41] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 574 pixelsFull resolution (1632 × 1171 pixel, file size: 345 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)View of The Malls, Basingstoke from the Train Station. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 574 pixelsFull resolution (1632 × 1171 pixel, file size: 345 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)View of The Malls, Basingstoke from the Train Station. ... Fesitval Place logo Festival Place by night Festival Place is a shopping centre in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Vue company logo Vue Entertainment is one of the UK’s leading multiplex developers and operators of state-of-the-art multiplex cinemas. ... Ster Century was a cinema company in the UK and Ireland. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Central Basingstoke has two further shopping areas: The Malls and the Top of Town. The Malls area has declined since the opening of Festival Place and the closure of its Allders department store, though it is still home to several major retailers. The leasehold was purchased in 2004 by the St Modwen development group in partnership with the Kuwait property investment company Salhia Real Estate, with provision for redevelopment[42] and a Primark store is due to open on the Allders site in spring 2008.[43] The Malls, Basingstoke is a shopping centre in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England built between 1978 and 1981. ... Allders in Croydon, the fourth largest department store in Britain Allders is a full service department store in Central Croydon. ... Penneys redirects here. ...

View from Basingstoke railway station forecourt; the chrome yellow buildings of Crown Heights stand on the site of older office buildings that have been demolished to build apartments
View from Basingstoke railway station forecourt; the chrome yellow buildings of Crown Heights stand on the site of older office buildings that have been demolished to build apartments

The Top of Town is the historic heart of Basingstoke, housing the town's Willis Museum[44] in the former Town Hall building and the Haymarket Theatre in the former Corn exchange. There are also several locally run shops, as well as the post office, and the market place. Download high resolution version (864x576, 109 KB)View from railway station forecourt, Basingstoke, England Photograph taken by chris_j_wood on the 27th May 2004, with original filename DCP_2604. ... Download high resolution version (864x576, 109 KB)View from railway station forecourt, Basingstoke, England Photograph taken by chris_j_wood on the 27th May 2004, with original filename DCP_2604. ... For the railway station in Sydney, Australia, see Town Hall railway station, Sydney. ... Corn Exchange may mean: The Corn Exchange, Maidstone. ... The Post Office in Oxford. ... A marketplace is the space, actual or metaphorical, in which a market operates. ...


The town's nightlife is split between the new Festival Square, and the traditional hostelries at the Top of Town, with a few local community pubs outside the central area. The town has four nightclubs, two in the town itself, one on the east side and one 2 miles (3 km) out to the west. For other uses, see Nightlife (disambiguation). ... An amusingly named pub (the Old New Inn) at Bourton-on-the-Water, in the Cotswold Hills of South West England A pub in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh, Scotland A public house, usually known as a pub, is a drinking establishment found mainly in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada...


In Portchester Square is the Basingstoke Sports Centre[45] which has a subterranean swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room. Above ground there is a gym, aerobics studios, squash courts and main hall. There is also a playden for young children. Basingstoke town centre is also home to a modern concert hall, The Anvil.[46] For the music festival in Finland, see Sauna Open Air Metal Festival. ... For other uses, see Jacuzzi (disambiguation). ...


Sports and Leisure

Outside the town centre, there is a leisure park featuring the Aquadrome[47] swimming pool, which opened in July 2002, an ice rink, Bowling Alley, a Gala Bingo Club and a ten screen Odeon cinema, as well as a restaurant and fast food outlets KFC and Mc Donalds. There is also a Premier Inn opposite the Leisure Park, with it's own bar/restaurant. The leisure park is home to the Milestones Museum which contains a network of streets and buildings based on the history of Hampshire. Milestones Museum, taken from mezannine floor Milestones Museum is located in Basingstoke, Hampshire. ... For other uses, see Hampshire (disambiguation). ...


Basingstoke has its own football team, Basingstoke Town Football Club who currently (As of August 2007) play in the Blue Square Conference South. The Basingstoke Rugby Football Club play in Rugby Football Union's Powergen South West League 1, and the Basingstoke Bison ice hockey team play in the Elite Ice Hockey League. Basingstoke also has a swimming team, known as the Basingstoke Bluefins. The diversity of sporting activity in the area is illustrated by organisations such as Basingstoke Demons Floorball Club and Basingstoke Bulls Korfball Club. The home ground of Basingstoke & North Hants Cricket Club, Mays Bounty was until 2000 used once a season by Hampshire County Cricket Club. Players such as Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar as well as Ashes winners Michael Vaughan, Steve Harmison and Matthew Hoggard have graced the ground[48][49][50] It was also where celebrated commentator and playwright John Arlott watched his first match.[51] Soccer redirects here. ... Basingstoke Town Football Club are an English association football team, based in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, playing in the Conference South. ... August 2007 is the eighth month of that year. ... Conference South (currently billed as Blue Square Southern for sponsorship reasons) is one of the second divisions of the Football Conference in England, taking its place immediately below the Conference National. ... Basingstoke Rugby Football Club was formed in March 1948, with two matches being played during that season, and a full fixture list for two fifteens the following season. ... The Basingstoke Bison are a British Ice Hockey club from the town of Basingstoke, England. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Elite Ice Hockey League (also known for sponsorship reasons as the bmibaby Elite League) is a professional ice hockey league in the United Kingdom. ... Shane Keith Warne (born 13 September 1969 in Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria), is an Australian cricketer and the current captain of Hampshire. ... Tendulkar redirects here. ... Alias, see Michael Vaughn. ... Stephen James Harmison MBE (born 23 October 1978, Ashington, Northumberland) is an England cricketer, and a leading Test match fast bowler. ... Matthew James Hoggard MBE (born 31 December 1976, Leeds, Yorkshire) is an English cricketer. ... Leslie Thomas John Arlott (February 25, 1914 - December 14, 1991) (known as John Arlott) was an English sports commentator for Test Match Special. ...

Eastrop Park, with Fanum House in the background
Eastrop Park, with Fanum House in the background

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Education

Basingstoke has two large further education colleges: a sixth form college, Queen Mary's College (QMC) and Basingstoke College of Technology (BCOT). There are also many large secondary schools in the area. Whilst not having its own university-level institution, a small campus of the University of Winchester is located in the town. Basingstoke is within 30 miles (48 km) of six universities, namely Thames Valley University (TVU), the University of Winchester, the University of Reading, the University of Southampton, Southampton Solent University and Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College in Farnham. Further education (often abbreviated FE) is post-secondary, post-compulsory education (in addition to that received at secondary school). ... A sixth form college is an educational institution in England, Wales or Northern Ireland where students aged 16 to 18 complete post-compulsary further education qualifications, such as A Levels. ... Queen Marys College QM logo Queen Marys College is a sixth form college in Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK. The college has approximately 2100 students (the majority aged between 16 and 19) enrolled on full-time courses. ... Basingstoke College of Technology BCOT Logo The Basingstoke College of Technology is a college in Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK. The colleges campus is located either side of Worting Road, with the north side referred to as red and the south side referred to as blue. Queen Marys College BCOT... Secondary school is a term used to describe an institution where the final stage of compulsory schooling, known as secondary education, takes place. ... The University of Winchester is a university in Winchester in the United Kingdom. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... Thames Valley University (TVU) is a British university based on campuses in Slough, Reading and Ealing, all in the Thames Valley area west of London. ... The University of Winchester is a university in Winchester in the United Kingdom. ... Whiteknights Lake Whiteknights Lake in winter The University Great Hall, on the London Road Campus The University of Reading is a university in the English town of Reading, Berkshire. ... The University of Southampton is a university situated in the city of Southampton, on the south coast of Great Britain. ... Not to be confused with the University of Southampton. ... The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College was an art college in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the English town. ...


Media

Basingstoke has its own radio station: Kestrel FM. 2-Ten FM, broadcast from Reading also provides local radio coverage. The town also has good coverage from digital radio; the BBC, Independent National and Now Reading multiplexes can be received in the town,[52] and the outskirts can receive London and South Hampshire stations as well.[53][54] 107. ... 2-Ten FM is an Independent Local Radio station serving Berkshire and North Hampshire with studios in Reading. ... , Reading is a town, unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) and urban area in the English county of Berkshire. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... In telecommunications, multiplexing (also muxing or MUXing) is the combining of two or more information channels onto a common transmission medium using hardware called a multiplexer or (MUX). ...


There are three local newspapers: the Basingstoke Gazette, Basingstoke Observer and the Basingstoke Independent. The town is also covered by the Hampshire Chronicle. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The Basingstoke Observer is a local newspaper for the Basingstoke and surrounding areas of north Hampshire, in the UK. The newspaper is published weekly, and is available free for readers to pick up from various shops and public outlets in and around Basingstoke. ... The Hampshire Chronicle is a local, broadsheet newspaper that is circulated all over the Hampshire area. ...


Transport

Basingstoke railway station, as seen from Alençon Link
Basingstoke railway station, as seen from Alençon Link

Basingstoke is situated at Junction 6 of the M3 Motorway which skirts the towns southern edge, linking the town to London and to Southampton and the South Coast. The central area of the town is encircled by a ring road constructed in the 1960s named The Ringway and this is bisected from east to west by the A3010 road named Churchill Way. Major roads radiate from the Ringway like spokes from a hub. The A33 road runs northeast to Reading and the M4 Motorway. The A30 road runs east to Hook and southwest to Winchester. The A339 road runs southeast to Alton and northwest to Newbury. Image File history File links Basingstoke_station. ... Image File history File links Basingstoke_station. ... Basingstoke railway station is a railway station in the town of Basingstoke in the county of Hampshire in England. ... M3 is also the name of the motorway that connects the capitals of two largest states in Europe, Moscow and Kiev. ... A beltway (American English), ring road or orbital motorway (British English) is a circumferential highway found around many cities. ... The A33 is a major road in England. ... The M4 motorway is a motorway in Great Britain linking London with Wales. ... The A30 is an old trunk road (main road) which runs from central London to Lands End, the westernmost point of the mainland of England (though not of mainland Great Britain), and is sometimes called the Great South West Road. ...


The South Western Main Line railway runs east and west through the centre of the town and Basingstoke Railway Station linking it to the South West of England and London Waterloo (the fastest train Basingstoke to London is 45 minutes): providing direct services to Winchester, Southampton and Bournemouth, and via the Eastleigh to Fareham Line and West Coastway Line directly to Portsmouth and Brighton. The track to the west divides at Worting Junction to become the West of England Main Line providing direct services to Salisbury and Exeter. The Basingstoke Branch[55] runs northeast from the town linking it to Reading and providing direct services to Oxford, Birmingham, the north of England and Scotland. The town was also the terminus of the now defunct Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway. The South Western Main Line is the railway line from London Waterloo to Weymouth on the Dorset coast. ... Basingstoke railway station is a railway station in the town of Basingstoke in the county of Hampshire in England. ... South West England is one of the regions of England. ... For other uses, see Waterloo station (disambiguation). ... The Eastleigh-Fareham Line is the railway line from Eastleigh to Fareham in the United Kingdom. ... West Coastway Line is the name given by Southern Trains to the services operated by them along the south coast of West Sussex and Hampshire, to the west of Brighton, in the United Kingdom. ... Worting Junction is a railway junction on the former LSWR route south of Basingstoke where the line divides to go towards Salisbury or Southampton. ... The West of England Main Line is the British railway line from London Waterloo to Exeter. ... Reading station from the station car park at the north (rear) side of the station Reading (formerly Reading General) is a railway station in the large town of Reading in south central England. ... The Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway was a railway in Hampshire, UK first opened on 1 June 1909, enabled by an Order of the Light Railway Commission under the Light Railways Act of 1897. ...


Most bus services in the town operate from the central hub of Basingstoke Bus Station. The majority are provided by the Stagecoach Group through their Stagecoach in Hampshire sub-division. Countrywide Travel[56] and Newbury Buses also operate over individual routes and cango operate a service linking villages between Basingstoke and Alton. A Park and Ride service provided by Courtney Coaches[57] links Basingstoke leisure park with Basing View, via Basingstoke Railway Station. This service uses distinctive, purple Optare Solo buses, and provides a daytime service at roughly 10 minute intervals throughout the week. Currently (2007), a complimentary peak time service is also provided by MEPC Coaches[58] between Chineham Business Park and the railway station. National Express offer direct coach services to London and Southampton from the bus station. Autobus redirects here. ... Stagecoach Group plc (LSE: SGC) is a leading international transport group operating bus, train, tram, express coach and ferry operations. ... Stagecoach in Hampshire is an operating sub-division of the Stagecoach Group. ... Reading Transport is a bus operator serving the towns of Reading, Newbury and the surrounding area in the English county of Berkshire. ... A Optare Alero operated by Hampshire County Councils cango cango is a bus operator in Hampshire, UK, owned by Hampshire County Council. ... a park-and-ride bus in Oxford Park and ride terminals are public transport stations that allow commuters to drive short distances in their personal automobiles to catch a ride on a bus or railroad system (usually classified as light rail or the heavier commuter rail). ... An Optare Solo M990 used on the Exeter Park and Ride The Optare Solo is a low floor midibus manufactured in Leeds, UK by Optare since 1997. ... National Express coach on route 561 National Express is the brand under which the majority of long distance bus and coach services in the United Kingdom are marketed, and also the company that manages this network and operates some of the services. ...


Separate provision for cyclists from other road traffic was not part of the remit of the 1960s town redevelopment, and until recently, provision for cyclists was very poor.[59] A Basingstoke Area Cycling Strategy was developed in 1999[60] and subsequently an extensive cycle network has been developed[61] mainly utilising on-road routes or off-road routes that run parallel with and directly alongside roads. Basingstoke was linked to Reading on the National Cycle Network route 23 in May 2003 and the route was extened south to Alton and Alresford in April 2006. A Basingstoke Bicycle Users Group meets quarterly to discuss local cycling issues.[62] The first section of the NCN to be built was the Bristol and Bath Railway Path, opened in 1984. ...


The closest international airport to Basingstoke is Southampton about 25 miles (40 km) away. Blackbushe (9 miles (14 km)) and Farnborough (11 miles (18 km)) have Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Ordinary Licences, allowing for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction. Other General Aviation (GA) airfields in the area are at Popham,[63] (7 miles (11 km)) and Lasham (5 miles (8 km)). Prior Permission Required (PPR) sites are near Brimpton[64] and Hook. Lasham is particularly well known for its gliding school. An International airport is an airport where flights from other countries land and/or take off. ... This airport is located in the United Kingdom, for the airport in Canada, see Southampton Airport (Ontario) Southampton Airport (IATA: SOU, ICAO: EGHI) is the 20th largest airport in the UK, located in Eastleigh near Southampton. ... Blackbushe Airport (IATA: BBS, ICAO: EGLK), on the border of Hampshire and Surrey in England, comprises an airfield, much reduced in size since its heyday, a British Car Auctions site, a kart track owned by Camberley Kart Club, and a small business park. ... There are several places named Farnborough: United Kingdom Farnborough in the London Borough of Bromley (prior to 1965 in Kent) Farnborough in Warwickshire Farnborough in Berkshire Farnborough in Hampshire Farnborough Airfield formerly the Royal Aircraft Establishment This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the... The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the public corporation which oversees and regulates all aspects of aviation in the UK. It was established in 1972. ... A general aviation scene at Kemble Airfield, England. ... Location Lasham Airfield is 6 miles south-south-east of Basingstoke in Hampshire near the village of Lasham. ... Brimpton is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ...


Though currently (2007) there are no navigable waterways within the immediate area, plans to reconnect the town with the surviving section of its namesake the Basingstoke Canal have been mooted several times in the past and this remains a long term aim of the Surrey and Hampshire Canal Society.[65] The Basingstoke Canal Heritage Footpath follows the old canal route for 2 miles (3 km) from Festival Place to Basing House. The Basingstoke Canal passing through Woking The Basingstoke Canal is one of the waterways in the United Kingdom. ... Fesitval Place logo Festival Place by night Festival Place is a shopping centre in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. ... Basing House, Hampshire, was a major English Tudor palace and castle that once rivalled Hampton Court Palace in its size and opulence. ...


Cultural references

In the 1887 Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera Ruddigore, the word "Basingstoke" is used as a code word by Sir Despard Murgatroyd to soothe his new wife, Mad Margaret, when she seems in danger of relapsing into madness. Margaret suggests this course of action herself: W. S. Gilbert Arthur Sullivan Gilbert and Sullivan refers to the Victorian era partnership of librettist W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900). ... Comic opera, or light opera, denotes a sung dramatic work of a light or comic nature, usually with a happy ending. ... Ruddigore, or The Witchs Curse, is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. ...

Well, then, when I am lying awake at night, and the pale moonlight streams through the latticed casement, strange fancies crowd upon my poor mad brain, and I sometimes think that if we could hit upon some word for you to use whenever I am about to relapse—some word that teems with hidden meaning—like "Basingstoke"—it might recall me to my saner self.

First published in 1895, Thomas Hardy referred to Basingstoke as "Stoke Barehills" in Jude the Obscure – Part Fifth, Chapter 5
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"There is in Upper Wessex an old town of nine or ten thousand souls; the town may be called Stoke-Barehills. It stands with its gaunt, unattractive, ancient church, and its new red brick suburb".
"The most familiar object in Stoke-Barehills nowadays is its cemetery, standing among some picturesque mediaeval ruins beside the railway; the modern chapels, modern tombs, and modern shrubs having a look of intrusiveness amid the crumbling and ivy-covered decay of the ancient walls."

Carl Barât, co-founder of The Libertines rock band, was born in Basingstoke and responded to a request for a description of the town with the succinct question "Have you seen The Office?".[66] For the helicopter, see Westland Wessex. ... Carl Ashley Raphael Barât (born June 6, 1978) is an English musician. ... The Libertines were an English rock band that gained notoriety[1] in the early 2000s, part of what was described as the garage rock revival movement of that time. ... This article is about the various versions of the television series The Office, comparing UK, US, French, German, and French Canadian versions. ...


In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, just after Ford Prefect has explained to Arthur Dent that they hitched a lift on a spaceship Arthur replies: "Are you trying to tell me that we just stuck out our thumbs and some green bug-eyed monster stuck his head out and said, Hi fellas, hop right in. I can take you as far as the Basingstoke roundabout?".[67] The cover of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, from a late 1990s US printing. ... Douglas Noël Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician. ...


Filmography

The 1998 film Get Real was filmed at various locations around the town.[68] For the David Bowie song, see Get Real (David Bowie song). ...


British sitcom, Blessed, referred to Basingstoke in an episode that aired during the last quarter of 2005. When the main character met an upper class couple who had named their children "India" and "Ireland" to reflect their supposed mystical natures, he ironically replied that he had named his own children "Basingstoke" and "Milton Keynes". Blessed is a BBC television sitcom written by Ben Elton and starring Ardal OHanlon as Gary, a gigantically-endowed record producer (hence the title), who is struggling to bring up two small children. ... , Milton Keynes ( ; IPA ) is a large town in South East England, about 45 miles (75 km) north-west of London. ...


Basingstoke’s North Hampshire Hospital was one of two hospitals used for the filming of Channel 4's hit comedy Green Wing.[69] The North Hampshire Hospital, formerly Basingstoke District Hospital, is a 400 bed National Health Service (NHS) Hospital in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. ... This article is about the British television station. ... Green Wing is an award-winning British television comedy set in the fictional East Hampton Hospital Trust. ...


Twinned towns

Basingstoke is twinned with[70] Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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See also

  • Category:Basingstoke: listing of Basingstoke-themed articles
  • List of famous residents of Basingstoke
  • Basingstoke Canal

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Notes

a. ^  The List of generic forms in British place names shows a toponomic interpretation of the various Old English elements within the names Basing and Basingstoke. ‘’Bas’’ is taken as a personal name, ‘’ingas’’ as 'people of' and ‘’stoc’’ as 'dependent farmstead' or 'secondary settlement'. The study of place names is called toponymy; for a more detailed examination of this subject in relation to British place names, please refer to British toponymy. ... Old English redirects here. ...


b. ^  In summarising to Magistrates at the trial of those members of the public said to have rioted against the Salvationists, defence counsel stated that ‘’Until this body known as the Salvation Army was formed here, the number of summonses which had come before the Magistrates was comparatively unknown. They now had a large number of assault cases to hear.’’ ‘’The army perfectly well knew that their conduct was leading to disturbances in the town’’. The case against the defendants was dismissed.[71]

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External links

  • Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
  • Local info on Basingstoke from Hampshire County Council
  • Local news (from the Basingstoke Gazette)
  • Basingstoke Roundabout
  • The Willis Museum The museum of Basingstoke History

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Basingstoke railway station is the junction between the South Western Main Line railway, built by the London and South Western Railway, and the Reading to Basingstoke line, built by the Great Western Railway.
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Basingstoke is a new town in the county of Hampshire in the UK.
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