About Tangley Parish
Tangley is a charming rural parish in North Hampshire covering an area of 4,017 acres and has just over 600 residents in its three villages of Tangley, Wildhern and Hatherden and the hamlets of Charlton Down and Little Hatherden. It lies in the north-west corner of Hampshire and most of it is an officially designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
A walk through the parish of Tangley takes you through woodland, downland and farmland. The villages are scattered over the chalklands south of the Hampshire downs, on high land which overlooks the Bourne Valley to the north and the remains of Chute Forest to the west. Part of the Icknield Way, an old Roman road that runs from Winchester to Cirencester, passes though the parish. Tangley was the last point for drovers who walked their sheep over the downs to the Weyhill Fair in October each year.
Tangley Parish has four public houses, two churches and a thriving Primary School. Agriculture is the main activity in the parish and we have Emma Lavelle’s successful racing yard with training premises in Hatherden. Operating from Bat’s Copse in Tangley is Pro Driver Training which offers specialist training to drivers needing to access remote areas in all weathers such as the emergency services. The company is owned and run by David Heaton.
Tangley has a War Memorial dedicated to those who gave their lives in the Great War of 1914-1918.
Tangley Parish Village Hall, situated in Wildhern, was rebuilt in 1959 and lies on a four and a half acre site which is used as open recreational space, including a well-equipped childrens play area, tennis court, football pitch with posts, rebound fence and boules court. The hall is available for hire to residents and non-residents. It has an active village hall committee with numerous events throughout the year and the annual summer fete, organised by the PCC and the school PTA, is held in early summer each year on the playing field. For information about the school please call 01264 735260.
To view a map of the footpaths in the parish, click here: Footpaths Map
FOOTPATH MAINTENANCE to be carried out by the HCC Rights of Way team will be as follows:
June – Path No’s 4, 8 & 12, July – Path No’s 5 & 11 and Sept – Path No’s 4, 8 &12.
The link to their website is: http://documents.hants.gov.uk/rightsofway/prioritycuttinglist.pdf