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.
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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