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Welcome to our Parish.

The ecclesiastical parishes of Owslebury and Morestead were combined many years ago to form the civil Parish of Owslebury, which also encompasses the hamlets of Baybridge and Marwell and part of Hensting.  Owslebury itself stands at the top of a hill, some 325 feet above sea level, on the Roman Road from Winchester to the South Coast near Porchester.  Marwell Wildlife Park is towards the south of the Parish.  Owslebury lies on the Pilgrims’ Way from Winchester to Canterbury and also on the Monarch’s Way from Worcester to Shoreham-on-Sea. It is one of the highest villages in Hampshire, some 6 miles south east of Winchester, 12 miles north east of Southampton and 15 miles north west of Portsmouth.  Its nearest neighbouring parishes are Colden Common, Twyford, Upham and Eastleigh. It is about 6 miles in length and 2.4 miles at its widest point and covers an area of approximately 12 square miles with over sixty bridleways and footpaths in glorious countryside. Owslebury maintains its rural ancestry even though many parishioners now commute to their places of work.  The village centre has a handsome 17thC inn, and a 14thC church.  Morestead also has a fine 12thC church. Owslebury also has a high performing primary school, and an active community association (OMCA) which keeps our community spirit alive and well.  The Glebe Field is the centre of many community events, and the children’s playground is well stocked with modern equipment.  The Village Green is used by the local cricket and football clubs. There is an excellent village newsletter which has been printed for over fifty years. Our village life today is precious to us all. We have wonderful public access to the countryside and some stunning views.  Owslebury is a lovely place in which to live, and we hope you will agree.

Welcome to Owslebury and Morestead

To have a look at the Parish Plan click  HERE. 

General information

Bin Collection: This takes place on Fridays and bins need to be put out by you in front of your property.  There is a fortnightly recycling service.  There are glass recycling bins by the garages in Beech Grove. Milk Delivery: This occurs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and is made by Dairy Crest, Winchester, 0845- 6063606 Post …

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