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St Mark's Church
Grid reference: SU406237
Location: 51°-0’41"N, 1°25’21"W
Population: 1,474  (2001)
Post town: Romsey
Postcode: SO51
Dialling code: 01794
Local Government
Council: Test Valley

Ampfield is a village and parish in Hampshire, between Romsey, Eastleigh, and Winchester. It had a population at the 2001 census of 1,474.[1]

Ampfield lies on sands and clays of Eocene age near the northern edge of the Hampshire Basin. Ampfield Wood on the London Clay[2] to the north of the village is crossed by the Monarch's Way long-distance footpath. The parish includes the hamlets of Knapp and Gosport.

The author of the Thomas the Tank Engine series of books, Rev. W Awdry, was born in Ampfield Vicarage.

Potters Heron Hotel

The Potters Heron Hotel is situated in Ampfield Village. Its Thatch Roof is well known and loved amongst many.

Outside links

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  1. "Parish Headcounts, Area: Ampfield CP". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  2. British Geological Survey (2002), Winchester. England and Wales Sheet 299. Solid and Drift Geology, 1:50,000 Series geological map, Keyworth, Nottingham: British Geological Survey, ISBN 0-7518-3340-1
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