Alton Rural Policing Neighbourhood
The Alton Rural neighbourhood in the Hampshire Constabulary area covers the land indicated on the map to the right. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.
About Alton Rural
The neighbourhood team have provided the following description of their work:
Selborne is North East of Winchester and about 50 miles from London . Has a population of about 650.
It is famous for its association with the 18th-century naturalist , Gilbert White ( 1720 – 1793 ), who wrote The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. First published in 1789 , the book has not been out of print in over 200 years, and is one of the most widely published works in the English language after the Bible , the works of Shakespeare and Pilgrims Progress. Whites home, The Wakes, has been converted into a museum, known as Gilbert Whites House.
Farringdon, with a population of just under 500 is situated about four miles south of the town of Alton on the A32, Fareham road. The village is in two parts, Lower and Upper Farringdon, linked by Shirnall Hill, a tree covered lane that rises from the east side of the A32.
All Saints Church supplies the spiritual needs of the residents, while two pubs and an ornate village hall supply other essential services to both villagers and visitors.