About Whitchurch

Whitchurch is situated on the River Test in North Hampshire with a population of approximately 4,500. The areas surrounding Whitchurch are renowned for their natural charm and fantastic road and rail links to most parts of the country.. The famous River Test has long since been a magnet for fisherman the world over, traversing Whitchurch through the famous silk mill and into the many other nearby picturesque villages, many of which have been designated as ‘areas of outstanding natural beauty’. Whilst Whitchurch itself is perhaps most well known as the home of former Master of The Rolls, Lord Denning, infamous for his report on the ‘Profumo Affair’, as well as actors and authors alike with James Robertson-Justice on the silver screen and Richard Adams, the author of Watership Down, both of which lived in the town. Whitchurch is conveniently situated 13 miles south of Newbury, 12 miles north of Winchester, 8 miles east of Andover and 12 miles west of Basingstoke. Much of the town is in a conservation area, with an abundance of wildlife and local history. Whitchurch has a wide range of amenities, including; convenience stores, Post Office, bakery, coffee shop, many pubs and places to eat. The doctor's surgery, dental practice and veterinary clinic are all centrally located. Whitchurch boasts well respected, OFSTED-highly rated schools and nursery. There is a direct train line from Whitchurch station to London Waterloo, and also easy road links to the A34 and A303.