Tichborne Parish Council
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Within this website you can find details of the Parish Councillors and Parish Clerk, together with minutes of council meetings and up coming meeting agendas. We also try to include details of up coming events around the village together with links to other sites of interest and some local history. If you have any questions regarding the work of the council please use the Contact Us page to find our contact details.
Tichborne is a village and civil parish 6 miles east of Winchester in Hampshire, England. In AD 909 Edward the Elder granted the manor of Tichborne to Denewulf, Bishop of Winchester. However, Tichborne is not recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.
Now part of the South Downs National Park, Tichborne sits in an idilic valley with beautiful homes and farm buildings, many of them listed. They include an Old Rectory, the Tichborne Arms, St Andrews Church, the Old Post Office, Tichborne Park House, the Grade II listed Sevington Farmhouse and the Old School House. 1 mile (1.6km) west of Alresford is a small street of cottages, Lady Croft Cottages and Seward's Bridge over the River Itchen as well as the Watercress Line railway. The residents of Tichborne are a close community many of whom have spent their whole lives in the vicinity.
The Tichborne family has held the manor since the 12th century. Tichborne House was built shortly after 1803 while a longstanding baronetcy (indicating the use of 'Sir') was held by the family. The family name was at the centre of a notorious 19th century legal case of the Tichborne Claimant, in which an English imposter, Arthur Orton, then living in Australia, claimed to be missing Tichborne family member Sir Roger Tichborne.
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