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Longparish is located in Hampshire
Longparish shown within Hampshire
Population 716 
OS grid reference SU434448
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Andover
Postcode district SP11
Dialling code 01264
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°12′04″N 1°22′44″W / 51.2010°N 1.3788°W / 51.2010; -1.3788Coordinates: 51°12′04″N 1°22′44″W / 51.2010°N 1.3788°W / 51.2010; -1.3788

Longparish is a village and civil parish in Hampshire, England. It is composed of the four hamlets of Middleton, East Aston, West Aston and Forton that over time have expanded and effectively joined up to become one village.[1] Longparish is situated on the northwest bank of the River Test. In 2011 the population (including Firgo and Forton) was 716.[2]


The name Longparish was first used in the mid-16th-century and is derived from a nickname for the "long parish" of Middleton — consisting of the settlements of Middleton, East Aston, West Aston and Forton — which stretched some four miles along the River Test.[3][4] The parish of Middleton was first recorded as "Middletune" in the Domesday Survey of 1086.


A 19th-century monument, Dead Man's Plack, stands nearby.[5]

Notable people[edit]

  • Colonel Peter Hawker — celebrated 19th-century diarist, author and sportsman who resided at Longparish House.
  • Major Lanoe Hawker - Royal Flying Corps ace was born there.


  1. ^ Planning Policy Design & Conservation (2010). "Longparish Conservation Area: Character Appraisal" (PDF). Test Valley Borough Council. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics". Office for National Statistics. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 
  3. ^ A History of the County of Hampshire. 4. London: Victoria County History. 1911. pp. 406–409. 
  4. ^ Spaul, John (2004). Andover 950—1974. Andover: Aluric Press. pp. 176–177. ISBN 978-0-954-82340-5. 
  5. ^ "Deadman's Plack Monument, Longparish". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Rev. Martin Coppen (editor) St Nicholas, Longparish: A Church Guide 2009 (available from the church)

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