Welcome to the village website of


Vernham Dean .


Welcome to the website of our award winning village of Vernham Dean, which includes the hamlets of Littledown, Vernham Street and Upton.

We hope that residents and visitors alike will enjoy browsing the pages of this site and be encouraged to take advantage of our amenities, as well as the beautiful surrounding countryside.


Location


Vernham Dean is situated in the Bourne Valley in North-West Hampshire 25 minutes from Jct 13 of the M4 and 35 minutes from Jct 8 of the M3. The Bourne Valley is steep-sided in places and contains feeder streams for the famous River Test.

Church


Set in a steeply-banked churchyard beside a small wood, St. Mary The Virgin serves a scattered parish of isolated hamlets close to the Wiltshire border. The Saxons brought Christianity to the valley in the 6th century, although no evidence of a pre-Norman foundation has been discovered.
 

Village Hall


Built in 2000 from National Lottery funding the hall provides an important venue for village events, private parties and commercial activities. Its modern facilities include a kitchen, stage and state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment and a light and airy interior. Catering equipment is also available for hire for both internal and external use.
 

Schools


Vernham Dean is fortunate to have acclaimed primary and pre-schools which draw children from the surrounding area and from as far afield as Andover. Both schools participate regularly in local events and are seen as making valuable contributions to village life.
 

Village of the year


In 2012 the village won the Hampshire Village of the Year competition, sponsored by Fullers Brewery,
for the second time! Our submission for the competition can be found using the link below.


 

An Aerial View


‘This aerial footage of the village shows the beautiful surrounding countryside with the pub at it’s heart. Try and spot your house!
 
Aerial footage courtesy of ECP Video


 

Local History


Vernham Dean’s history can be traced back to the Iron Ageand many buildings in the village date back to the C17th with Civil War connections. Click the link below for an interesting account of the local history.


 

Natural History


The area around Vernham Dean abounds with wildlife all year round with approaching 100 bird species recorded as well as interesting flora and insect life. Several species of deer can be seen, and if you are lucky you may even come across families of polecats! Click the link below for a seasonal account of local wildlife.