The parish of Herriard, one of 51 parishes in the borough of Basingstoke and Deane, sits midway between Basingstoke and Alton and enjoys a quiet, rural feel in one of the most attractive areas of north Hampshire.
Much of the village is owned by
The Herriard Estates
, and the beautiful beech woods and parkland which are visible as you drive along the A339 form part of the Estates.
Being only a few miles south of Basingstoke and the M3 and with good road rail and air links, it’s a great place to live and there is a diverse range of businesses in the parish including joiners, builders, a sawmill, architects and surveyors, software and high tech electronics companies, all creating local employment and maintaining the vitality of the village.
Supported by the Estate, the parish council has provided affordable housing both for families and retired people. This, along with the Estate’s policy to give preference to local people when houses are available to rent, has enabled many families to stay in the area and resulted in many families having long term links to the village. This, combined with the additional enthusiasm and ideas of those moving in, has maintained a friendly traditional and close knit village community.
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Herriard enjoys a close relationship with the hamlet of Winslade. More information about the hamlet can be found at www.herriardpark.com/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winslade
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