Sherfield on Loddon

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Sherfield on Loddon
The village duck pond
Sherfield on Loddon is located in Hampshire
Sherfield on Loddon
Sherfield on Loddon
 Sherfield on Loddon shown within Hampshire
Population 1,636 (Census, 2001)
OS grid reference SU680580
District Basingstoke and Deane
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HOOK
Postcode district RG27
Dialling code 01256
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Basingstoke
List of places

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Sherfield on Loddon is a village and civil parish in the English county of Hampshire. It is located at grid reference SU680580, approximately 12 miles (19 km) south of Reading and 6 miles (10 km) north of Basingstoke. At the 2011 census it had a population of 1,505.

Descent of the manor

Sherfield on Loddon originally formed part of the Manor of Odiham.


In the 12th century the manor was granted by Henry II to William Fitz Aldelin, who is reputed to have built the original Manor House.


Armorials of Warblington: Lozengy or and azure. These arms were the subject of a famous legal dispute in 1347 with Theobald Gorges, see Warbelton v. Gorges

Sherfield was held in the reign of Edward I (1272-1307) by Thomas de Warblington, High Sheriff of Hampshire, tenant-in-chief from the king in serjeanty by the services providing laundresses, of dismembering malefactors and measuring the gallons and bushels in the royal household.[1]


The manor passed by marriage from the Warblingtons to the Puttenham family. The reputed 1589 author of The Arte of English Poesie, George Puttenham, grew up at Sherfield Court but, as an adult, disputed its ownership with his niece.


The Manor was eventually purchased by the Duke of Wellington in 1838.

Modern day

The present village developed about one mile north of the Manor house and church from around the 14th century. By the start of the twentieth century there were about forty homes surrounding the main village green with more homes around the Manor and Church.

In 1917 Bramley Camp (Army Training Camp) opened to the southwest of the Village creating employment opportunities for both Sherfield on Loddon and Bramley.

A bypass was built around the village in 1974, moving the main Reading to Basingstoke road to the east.


Sherfield is located 12 miles (19 km) south of the large town of Reading and 6 miles (10 km) north of Basingstoke. The village is on the A33 road, between Reading and Basingstoke. The parish includes the hamlets of Church End and Wildmoor.



  1. Longcroft, Charles John. A Topographical Account of the Hundred of Bosmere in the County of Southampton, Including the Parishes of Havant, Warblington and Hayling. London, 1857, p.100. Longcroft quotes as his source "Pas. Comms. 24 & 25 Edw. I" (i.e. 1295/6).

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