The Parish of Bramshott & Liphook
Situated in the extreme east of Hampshire, adjoining both Surrey and West Sussex, the parish of Bramshott and Liphook includes Liphook itself and the hamlets of Bramshott, Conford, Griggs Green, Hammer Vale and Passfield. Bramshott, originally the main settlement surrounding the Parish Church of St. Mary’s, has long been outgrown by nearby Liphook which, due to the coaching trade and the advent of the railway, became the parish centre.
This borderland of three counties, is renowned for its beautiful scenery of rich and varied woodlands and colourful heaths rising to nearly 700 feet above sea level at Bramshott. The River Wey flows through the Parish. Extensive areas in and around the Parish are in the ownership of the National Trust.
Liphook is just off the A3 London – Portsmouth Trunk Road. Liphook is 4 miles south-west of Hindhead, 8 miles north of Petersfield and 4 miles west of Haslemere. London is 46 miles away. Liphook Station is on the South West Trains line from London Waterloo to Portsmouth with a regular service, and the journey time between Liphook and London is approximately one hour.
Bus routes link Liphook with Haslemere, Alton, and other surrounding towns. National Express coaches call at Liphook. The nearest airports are Gatwick, Heathrow and Southampton.
In October, on ‘the night the clocks go back’ Liphook hosts a Bonfire and Carnival celebration which is one of the biggest in Southern England. Decorated floats process around the village followed by a Bonfire and Fireworks display. Everyone is welcome to enter floats and there is no entry fee. Contact: Karen Feeney – 01428 723971
Liphook in Bloom
Each summer local residents and businesses within the Parish prepare floral displays that are judged in a village wide competition. The presentation and prize giving evening is usually held in October. In addition, the Liphook in Bloom team plant floral decorations for both Summer and Winter. Everyone is welcome to help. Contact: Phil Jordan 01428 724903
A quarterly magazine is delivered, free of charge, to each household in the Parish. It contains local news, profiles of local residents and information on the many local clubs and societies.
Area – 6540 acres (2616 hectares)
Population – 8291
The Haskell Centre, Midhurst Road.
Open Monday – Friday 10am – 1pm
Telephone: 01428 722988
Fax: 01428 727335
The Parish Office provides a ‘one stop’ point for all information, reporting of local problems (such as litter or street light faults) and for contacting other tiers of local government. The Information Officer has extensive local knowledge and the office has a wide range of leaflets covering local and public information and local attractions.