Puneet Varma (Editor)

Amport

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19
Population  1,189 (2011 Census)
Civil parish  Amport
Country  England
Local time  Wednesday 6:24 AM
District  Test Valley
OS grid reference  SU2944
Region  South East
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Shire county  Hampshire
Dialling code  01264
Amport
Weather  4°C, Wind SW at 11 km/h, 83% Humidity

Amport is a village and civil parish in the Test Valley district of NW Hampshire, England, a few miles west of Andover. It incorporates the small hamlet of East Cholderton and has a population of about 1,200.

Contents

Map of Amport, Andover, UK

There is a village green is surrounded by thatched cottages. The village lies in the valley of the Pillhill Brook, a tributary of the River Anton and thence the River Test, a chalk stream famous for its trout-fishing, and for those who enjoy a country walk, there are many attractive routes.

Landmarks

Amport House on the outskirts of the village, which is now occupied by the tri-service chaplains’ school, was originally home to the Marquesses of Winchester; it has gardens designed by celebrated architect, Edwin Lutyens and laid out by Gertrude Jekyll. The House currently houses The Museum of Army Chaplaincy.

Amport’s greatest attraction, however, is the world-renowned Hawk Conservancy where skilled falconers daily fly a wide variety of hawks, owls and eagles, including two American Bald Eagles.

Religious sites

The church, St Mary’s, which was built in the fourteenth century, has a peal of six bells which are rung regularly. There is a church school, founded by a lady benefactor, Mrs Sophia Sheppard, the widow of Rev. Thomas Sheppard, in the early nineteenth century.

Notable people

  • Walter Davis (1847 – 1930), the Victorian plant collector was born in Amport, and started his career at Amport House.
  • References

    Amport Wikipedia


    Similar Topics
    Amport House
    Closet Children
    Daniel Gallant
    Topics
     
    B
    i
    Link
    H2
    L