Ellisfield is a
village in the Basingstoke district
of Hampshire, England. It lies approximately 4 miles
(6.4 km) south of Basingstoke on the other side of the M3 motorway from
the town. As a parish it is grouped together with Cliddesden, Dummer and Farleigh Wallop.
The name Ellisfield derives from the Old English word ielfsanfeld, meaning open land of Iellfsa. At the time of the Domesday Survey (1086) Ellisfield was part of the estate of the Bishop of Bayeux. It was held by Hugh de Port and later the St Johns. The manor was held by a favourite of Henry VIII, Sir William Sandys, in 1496. He later became Lord Chancellor and was created Baron Sandys. In 1657, the fifth Lord Sandys served with Charles I at the Battle of Cheriton. The property was sold and divided, to be reformed in 1789 by John Wallop, Earl of Portsmouth.
There is a pub, The Fox, and St Martin's Church, which has 13th-century origins.
Part of Ellisfield has been designated as a conservation area by Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council. The conservation area comprises four of the settlements that lead to the creation of the village: Merritt's Farm, Ellisfield Manor, The Old Manor and Ellisfield Green. All are joined by a series of lanes running east/west, linking the A339 with the B3046. Part of this route formed the Harrow Way, an ancient trackway across Southern England from Dover to Stonehenge and then Cornwall. The remainder of the village lies outside the Conservation Area, further south along Green Lane, College Lane, Berrydown Road and Axford Road.
Dates for your Diary
11th March 2024 7pm- Parish Council Meeting
As you are aware, Basingstoke and Deane Borough council is currently consulting on its Regulation 18 draft Local Plan. The consultation will run until midnight on Monday 4 March and further details can be found at: Have your say on the draft Local Plan Update (basingstoke.gov.uk)
This email is a reminder that the council has arranged a number of consultation events over the next two weeks.
These include the following drop-in events:
- Wednesday 31 January (TODAY) - Overton Community Centre, High Street, Overton (3.30pm to 8pm)
- Thursday 1 February - the Leivesley Room at Sherfield Park Community Centre, Sunwood Drive, Sherfield on Loddon (2pm to 8pm)
- Saturday 3 February - Porchester Square, Festival Place, Basingstoke town centre (10am to 5pm)
- Wednesday 7 February - St Mark's Church, Homestead Road, Kempshott (2pm to 8pm)
The council is also hosting a webinar to provide information about the draft plan's approach to climate change at 6-7pm on Monday 5 February. This will include a presentation from the council's consultants, Introba, on the proposed energy standards policy and the requirement for net zero homes. If you would like to attend this webinar, it is necessary to register in advance and you can sign up here.
If you require further information please contact the council's Planning Policy Team by telephoning 01256 844844 and asking for Planning Policy or by emailing the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.