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Encyclopedia > Kingsclere
Kingsclere
Population 3,396 (Civil Parish, 2001)
OS grid reference SU527588
Parish Kingsclere
District Basingstoke and Deane
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWBURY
Postcode district RG20
Dial code 01635
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
UK Parliament North West Hampshire
European Parliament South East England
List of places: UKEnglandHampshire

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Kingsclere is a large village and civil parish in the county of Hampshire, England. Kingsclere is located near to Watership Down. Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... Hampshire, sometimes historically Southamptonshire or Hamptonshire, (abbr. ... Categories: UK geography stubs ...

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Geography

A street in Kingsclere
A street in Kingsclere


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Kingsclere is situated approximately equidistant (13 km / 8 miles) from the towns of Basingstoke and Newbury on the A339 road. Basingstoke railway station, as seen from Alençon Link. ... Newbury is a civil parish and the principal town in the west of the county of Berkshire in England. ... The numbering zones for A-roads in Great Britain List of A roads beginning with 3 in Great Britain starting west of the A3 and south of the A4. ...


Economy

In 2003, Kingsclere won an award in the Calor Village of the Year competition, winning in the Business category for the Southern and South East England region.[1] The award was controversially placed above the public toilets of the village. The Calor Village of the Year is a competition organised by British gas provider Calor to identify the village that best meets the following criteria of a well-balanced, pro-active, caring community which has made the best of local opportunities to maintain and enhance the quality of life for...


Culture

Kingsclere has a film society.[2]


There are three Christian churches, Kingsclere Methodist Church.[3], Saint Mary's Anglican Church[4] and Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church.


The nearby Watership Down is the setting for the 1972 novel of the same name by Richard Adams. Categories: UK geography stubs ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Richard George Adams (born May 9, 1920) is an English novelist who is best known for two novels with animal characters, Watership Down and The Plague Dogs. ...


Administration

The parish council meets in the Village Club monthly, except for August and December.[5]


In 2005, Kingsclere started its Village Plan for the next 10 years to make sure that the village is still kept in a decent condition and is improved, and does not develop into a town-sized settlement.


History

Kingsclere used to have a workhouse.[6] Former workhouse at Nantwich, dating from 1780 The Poor Law was the system for the provision of social security in operation in England and the rest of the United Kingdom from the 16th century until the establishment of the Welfare State in the 20th century. ...


Kingsclere was named in the doomsday book


Sources

  1. ^ Calor Village of the Year Competition 2003 - Final Results. Calor Village of the Year. Retrieved on 2006-08-05.
  2. ^ Kingsclere Film Club. Retrieved on 2006-10-07.
  3. ^ Kingsclere Methodist Church. Retrieved on 2006-10-12.
  4. ^ Saint Mary's Anglican Church. Retrieved on 2007-01-15.
  5. ^ Kingsclere Parish Council. Retrieved on 2006-10-08.
  6. ^ Higginbotham, Peter. Kingsclere Poor Law Union and Workhouse. The Workhouse. Retrieved on 2006-10-07.

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See also

This is a list of settlements and places of interest in the ceremonial county of Hampshire, England. ... . ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Kingsclere - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (120 words)
Kingsclere is a village in northern Hampshire, UK, most famous for its proximity to Watership Down.
In 2005 it started its Village Plan for the next 10 years to make sure that the village is still kept in a decent condition and is improved.
Martin and Michael Catholic Church, Kingsclere Methodist Church, and its main St Marys Church [of England]) and four Public Houses (The George and Horn, The Swan Hotel, The Crown, and the Star).
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