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Ewshot is a village and civil parish in Hampshire, England.[2][3] It lies in the north east of the county, close to the Surrey border.

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St Mary's Church, Ewshot.jpg
St Mary's Church
Ewshot is located in Hampshire
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Ewshot shown within Hampshire
Population 635 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SU8155949501
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Farnham
Postcode district GU10
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance {{{ambulance_service}}}
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Hampshire
51°14′20″N 0°49′59″W / 51.238870°N 0.833080°W / 51.238870; -0.833080Coordinates: 51°14′20″N 0°49′59″W / 51.238870°N 0.833080°W / 51.238870; -0.833080

The name Ewshot comes from Old English and means corner or angle of land where yew trees grow.[4]

Ewshot consists of Ewshot Village proper, a later development known as Ewshot Heights plus the outlying hamlets of Beacon Hill, Warren, Doras Green and a newer estate of large houses originally called Marlborough Hill at the top of Beacon Hill towards Farnham. Ewshot forms part of the Hundred of Crondall, which has origins dating back to the Domesday Book. It has a small Village Hall, a Residents Association.

The nearest towns are Fleet, Hampshire and Farnham, Surrey.

There is one Public House in Ewshot, called The Windmill. Ewshot is also recorded as being the first village in Hampshire to hold an 'acid house party' and formed a big part of the rave scene in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Ewshot is the home of the Church of St Mary, which was founded in 1873 and built in the Early English style.

Ewshot falls under the auspices of Hart District Council, for local issues while Hampshire County Council administers the whole County. The nearby Bricksbury Hill, a mile to the east, rises to 187 metres (614 feet) above sea level.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 186 Aldershot & Guildford (Camberley & Haslemere) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2013. ISBN 9780319231371. 
  3. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  4. ^ Mills, A.D. (2011) [first published 1991]. A Dictionary of British Place Names (First edition revised 2011 ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 180. ISBN 9780199609086. 

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ewshot at Wikimedia Commons