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A historical walk around Alderbury and Whaddon

 

There are many things of interest in England’s small villages and hamlets, often overlooked by those who visit by car. To really see the village, it’s best to walk!

 

To help those who want to learn more about Alderbury and Whaddon, and to increase your enjoyment of a walk around, we have developed a historical walk map. This is an enjoyable walk around the village with historical notes on the features you will see. The route is entirely based upon public roads and footpaths, although we may point out notable houses and other features which are in private ownership. We would ask that you respect other people’s privacy and do not trespass.

 

The walk  is about 3 miles and takes around 1 ˝ hours at as leisurely pace. There is a pub in Alderbury – The Green Dragon,  and a pub in Whaddon – The Three Crowns, so whichever end you start, there is somewhere for a meal before you start and a relaxing drink afterwards. The landlords in either will ensure you have a warm welcome.

 

You can expect to see the pub where Charles dickens stayed while writing Martin Chuzzlewit, the war memorials, the village forge (still in use), St Mary’s church, the Court House, the old Primitive Methodist Chapel (now the Roman Catholic church) lots of thatched cottages, the old post office, village green, and lots besides. The map will help you to locate features such as the listed milepost and the milestone near the post office.and the remnants of the old Salisbury to Southampton canal, now long gone as a means of transport and completely vanished for much of its length.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The post office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inns & Alehouses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Village war memorial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Mary’s Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Design of the village millennium sign

 

 

 

 

 

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