About Longparish

Longparish is a village of about 700 inhabitants. It lies alongside the River Test in Hampshire.

The Grindstone

There is much general information about the history of Longparish in the Village Handbook, which can be found in the archive of the old village website.

These photos show the demolition of the railway bridge spanning the A303, near to the old George Inn Longparish in 1961. They were taken by Henry Barnes and sent to us by his son Oliver - our thanks to them both.

There is a book about the Hawker family in the hands of the LCA. If you would like to read it, you can borrow it by contacting Fiona This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone on 01264 720709.

We are slowly gathering some material describing the history of Longparish, much of which will be an update of material previously published in Village Handbooks.

Pictures of the display boards with the history of people from Longparish who died in or because of the First World War are available online.

The Test Valley is a beautiful area to walk around, with lovely river scenes and many pretty villages. We, in Longparish, have over 20 miles of footpaths.

Notes of a presentation on 10 March 2008 by Alex Lewis to Longparish Parish Council.