Bentley, Hampshire

Bentley is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. The parish has changed little over centuries and currently measures 2,299 acres (9.30 km2), the same size it measured in 1875.[1]:33 when the population was 731 The village is south of the A31 road between Farnham and Alton, about five miles (8 km) southwest of Farnham and six miles (10 km) northeast of Alton. The village is served by Bentley railway station, which is about one mile (1.6 km) to the south, in the parish of Binsted against Alice Holt Forest.

Bentley
The Bentley Archer, Hampshire, England.jpg
The Bentley Archer
Bentley is located in Hampshire
Bentley
Bentley
Location within Hampshire
Population1,116 (2011)
OS grid referenceSU785445
Civil parish
  • Bentley
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townFARNHAM
Postcode districtGU10
Dialling code01420
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
51°11′38″N 0°52′39″W / 51.19401°N 0.87756°W / 51.19401; -0.87756Coordinates: 51°11′38″N 0°52′39″W / 51.19401°N 0.87756°W / 51.19401; -0.87756

There are two pubs in the village: The Star Inn (named after a car)[2] and The Bull Inn.[3]

CultureEdit

Bentley was the location of a Radio 4 and ITV Docu-Drama from the 1990s called The Village, which focused on local residents and their daily lives.[4]

Twinned with Newton Haven the village is proud of its culture.

Notable residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Post Office Directory of Hampshire, Wiltshire & Dorset. London: E. R. Kelly. 1875.
  2. ^ The Star Inn, Bentley
  3. ^ The Bull Inn, Bentley
  4. ^ The Village TV Series
  5. ^ Robert Baden-Powell Archived August 3, 2010, at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

  Media related to Bentley, Hampshire at Wikimedia Commons