The Yew Tree is a particular favourite for residents and visitors alike, boasting an excellent range of cuisine. It's known colloquially as the Watercress Line because it used to transport fresh watercress into London. Alton is right on the A31, which offers great links throughout Hampshire. The logos at the and the business listings above display in a random order each this page loads. Early Anglo-Saxons buried their dead above the town over a long period and part of their cemetery has been excavated.
They were eventually defeated and the commanding officer and some of his men were shot in the church and pulpit. Then in 1977 the line was partially re-opened, in 1983 it was extended further, and in 1985 it was re-opened as far as Alton to connect with the mainline London service. To cater for the enlarged population of Alton, a new church was built and the parish divided. At the top of the pillars supporting the arches are designs fashioned by French craftsmen with axes, including a wolf eating a bone pictured, left , a pelican, several winged cherubs, a demon and a pair of donkeys. The Act resulted in the dissolution of this body, and the establishment on 1 April 1974 of the current Alton Town Council. It is well known for its regular Tuesday market day as well as other markets and fairs.
For more information on how use this page please read the following paragraphs. Henry had seized the throne while his elder brother was away on the. As well as these two there is an independent school, Alton Convent School, which is Catholic and educates boys up to the age of 11, and girls up to the age of 18. The Parish Church affords very insufficient room for the requirements of the Inhabitants, the total number of sitting being 899; and the Church Wardens have, for a considerable time past, found it impossible to meet the applications which are continually made for Pews. London is 52 miles 84 km. Gloucester: British Publishing Company Limited.
Smith, Vicar, and the workman. In order to protect your privacy on-line, all bookings are made through a secure server, which provides total protection for your personal data. Please see below some of the charities we have continued to support into the future;. Centuries later, an settlement was established in the area and a large 7th century cemetery has been discovered during building excavations. About Us Alton is an excellent school which attracts bright, talented pupils, not just those who are academically gifted but those who have something to offer and will make the most of the opportunities we provide. It houses a wonderful array of objects including the celebrated Roman cup found near Selborne and an impressive Anglo Saxon buckle. According to an eye-witness account: On Sunday when the Reverend Minister of the parish was towards the latter end of Prayer before Sermon, it grew on a sudden so exceeding dark that the People could hardly discern one another, and immediately after happened such flashes of lightning that the whole Church seemed to be in a bright flame; the surprise of the Congregation was exceeding great, especially when two made their entry at the Eastern Wall, pass'd through the body of the Church, leaving behind 'em so great a Smoke, and Smell of Brimstone as is scarce able to be expresst.
The new library contains a lending library, reference library, computer facilities and a cafe. The Saturday market is featured on Kitchin's map of Hampshire 1751 which marks the town as Alton Mt. Our fees are fixed and transparent - making budgeting easy. The Watercress Line is now a charity largely operated by volunteers, and best known for its events such as War on the Line, and most popularly,. Upstairs, the Museum has displays of items that would have been familiar to Jane Austen when she lived in nearby Chawton in the early 1800s. It occupied a site in Anstey Road until it moved to a new site in in 1969.
Local flint was made into tools by early man who roamed the area while the Bronze and Iron Age people settled here leaving behind pottery and metal work. The royal licence for the building of this chapel was issued on 20 October 1463: Sir Maurice Berkeley, Sir John Parre, Hugh Crikland, perpetual vicar of Alton, and others, to found a chantry of one chaplain to celebrate daily in a chapel lately built by John Champfloure in the said parish church. Danish casualties were higher, but the Danes won the battle and fleeing Englishmen took refuge in. Map of Alton, 1666 In 1665, Alton suffered an outbreak of , but soon recovered. There is a pub in Alton named after him called The Gentleman Jim. He won 48 caps for England, making him Portsmouth's most capped English player.
There are five main supermarkets that serve the town. The western gallery that was part of the 1868 renovations was taken down. But the pressure of the distressed outside forced the doors open again, and the last of the sanctuary seekers went inside. Former pupils include comedian and actor , actress , mouth and foot painting artist Tom Yendell. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. It closed in 2015 because it lost work from.
During the battle, many Parliamentary troops forced their way in through the west door right , now walled up. Printed for R: Sayer in Fleet Street, Carrington Bowles in St. About 81 Englishman were killed, including Ethelwerd the King's high-steward, Leofric of Whitchurch, Leofwin the King's high-steward, Wulfhere a bishop's thane, and Godwin of Worthy, Bishop Elfsy's son. The nearby village of is the highest village in Hampshire. Royalists were surprised by a Parliamentary force and were beaten back to the church where they set up defences. It is home to Treloar's, an independent educational establishment founded in 1907 by Sir William Purdie Treloar, , to provide education for young people with physical disabilities.
Archived from on 7 October 2006. Couper comments: When the ringers rang for Queen Anne's Coronation in 1702, there was only one gallery in St. The goes from Alton, trundling through pleasant countyside through the village of Ropley and on to Alresford. Tea and coffee facilities are also provided. Country United Kingdom Latitude 51. Benson; a Mrs Gerald Hall started its mechanism at 12 noon on Saturday 7 June 1890.