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Highclere, Hampshire

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Highclere, Hampshire

Highclere is a village and civil parish situated in the North Wessex Downs (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) in the Basingstoke and Deane district of Hampshire, England. It lies in the northern part of the county, near the Berkshire border. It is most famous for being the location of Highclere Castle, a noted Victorian house, in private ownership (The Earls of Carnarvon) and the setting for numerous films and TV series, including Downton Abbey.
DistrictBasingstoke and Deane
Post townNEWBURY
Administrative CountyHampshire
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU4360
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central

Other names by which Highclere, Hampshire has been known in the past


Highclere, Hampshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Highclere, par. and vil., N. Hants, 4½ miles SW. of Newbury sta. and 7 miles W. of Kingsclere, 3484 ac., pop. 378; P.O.; in vicinity of vil. is Highclere Castle, the magnificent seat of the Earl of Carnarvon, situated in a wooded and picturesque park, 13 miles in circuit.

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