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Selborne, Hampshire

Selborne is a village in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It is 3.9 miles south of Alton. It is just within the extreme northern boundary of the South Downs National Park, which opened on 1 April 2011. The village receives visitors on almost every day of the year because of its links with the world famous naturalist Gilbert White, who was a pioneer of birdwatching.
DistrictEast Hampshire
Administrative CountyHampshire
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU7433
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Populationc.650
 

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

Selbourne

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

Selbourne, par. and vil., Hants - par., 7916 ac., pop. 1215; vil., 4 miles SE. of Alton; P.O.; Gilbert White (1720-1793), naturalist and antiquary, was a native.

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