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Parish Amenities

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 Little Hatherden, Charlton Down and Dines

Tangley lies in the north-west corner of Hampshire and most of it is an officially designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Within our parish we have four pubs and two churches.  The village hall has a wide range of both social and recreational activities for inhabitants of all ages and the playing field has a childrens play area and a large grass field with goal posts.  A new tennis court and additional sports facilities were officially opened by Sir George Young, MP on Monday, 6th May 2013.  In addition, we have many lovely walks and a footpath map is included in the ‘About’ section.  Our annual Flower and Produce Show is held in September and is always well attended and well worth a visit.  Full details of all events in the parish are listed on our ‘Events’ or ‘News’ pages.

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.  Agriculture is the main activity in the parish

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 cricket nets.  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 Flower and Produce Show is held in September each year.


To view a map of the footpaths in the parish, click here: Footpaths Map
In addition to our official footpaths we have two Permissive Paths. The first one runs from the village hall car park in Wildhern to just before the Hatherden overspill cemetery. The second goes from just beyond the last house in Wildhern and runs inside the hedgerow right up to Pill Heath in Tangley.  These two paths are made available to the parish by the Capes family in return for an annual payment for their upkeep.  The paths are open to both walkers and riders but are not official Rights of Way.

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