Locating the village of Lockerley

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Lockerley is a village in Hampshire in the south of England.  The village shop in Lockerley is a useful reference point and it is situated on the edge of the northern part of Lockerley Green at OSGB SU 292 268, 35m above Newlyn 1936, GPS co-ordinates  51 02 35N  01 35 00W and adjacent to the baptist chapel.

 

Throughout the Lockerley area there is very little, usually none, consistent mobile phone coverage from any of the main service providers.  It seems that they all consider that because there is no phone traffic in the area that there is no value in providing the facility for there to be traffic.  

Deliveries and large loads are strongly advised to note the low rail bridge which separates the main greens of the village.  Drivers should be cautious about relying on SatNav devices.    SatNav devices which rely on mobile phone coverage are likely to be unreliable.  

Lockerley is located some 8km north west of the ancient market town of Romsey and some 3km west of Mottisfont.  It is situated on the river Dun – a tributary of the river Test.  The river Test is perhaps the premier river in Europe for trout fishing. 

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Lockerley, along with West Tytherley, East Dean, West Dean and the largely lost village of East Tytherley, are the main villages in the valley of the river Dun.  Other local villages including Dunbridge, Kimbridge all owe their names to crossings over local rivers and tributaries of the river Test.    Awbridge does not owe its name to a river crossing as the name is a corruption of Abbot's Ridge and is a reference to the ownership of the area by Mottisfont Abbey and of the ridge of land on which the village is located.  

Lockerley is an active village with a wide range of well supported activities. Take a look at the various pages, come and visit and use one of the many walks which start from one of the greens and can readily include a pub or two. 

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Lockerley Memorial Hall

The village memorial hall (located at SO51 0JG) is located on Butts Green adjacent to the school. It was extended in 2000 following extensive fund raising in the village. It hosts a number of activities and can be hired by villagers and others for functions including weddings, private parties and training. 

The hall is a registered charity and the chair of the committee is Michael Bowyer 017 94 34 06 40 and the secretary can be contacted by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .   Please contact the hall booking administrator for bookings.  The hall is the venue for most social activities.  There is a youth wing which was originally intended to provide a youth club facility but it is now the home of the Acorn child or nursery group.  

The hall - either all of its spaces or just some of them - is available for hire. There's a hire rate for the use of the crockery and cutlery. 

The kitchen was refurbished extensively in 2011 with the aid of a large grant from Viridor and it is fully equipped to modern hygienic standards. The dishwasher has a 2 minute (120 second) cycle.  Full instructions for its use, and of the other equipment, is placed in the kitchen. 

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Post Office

Lockerley's Post Office closed in July 2008 and a local outreach service for Lockerley has been established in the Lockerley Memorial Hall each Monday and Thursday from 0930 – 1330. The post box collection is on week days at 1630 and there are post boxes located opposite the shop on Lockerley Green and opposite to Butts Green House on Butts Green. 

 

Also open at the same times is Lockerley's coffee corner which is held in the Lockerley Memorial Hall when the Post Office is open.  Best filter coffee and usually home made cakes for unbelievably good prices! 

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Lockerley Village Shop

Lockerley has a village store from which a wide range of food and household items can be bought.  A selection of sandwiches can be bought or, if requested made for you.  Opening hours from 0730 to 2000 weekdays and Saturdays  Sunday opening times are usually 0800 through to 1600.  Newspapers can be ordered.and there is a delivery service for papers which includes Lockerley, East Dean, East Tytherley and Awbridge. 

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In Emergency

Local police 101, medical urgency 112 (similar to the continent) or for true emergency 999. There is no reliable mobile phone coverage in the area.

Lockerley has a Community Responders group who are contacted by the ambulance service. 

Transport Services

The village is served by public transport buses from both Romsey and Salisbury.   There are stops adjacent to the Kings Arms, close to the church, on Lockerley Green and on East Dean Road.

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Mobile Library

Lockerley and local villages are serviced by a mobile library service the time table is along the lines of that set out below.

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