About Bedhampton

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Modern Day Bedhampton

Modern Bedhampton has a Railway Station which has regular services to Portsmouth, Brighton and London. 

The A27 and the A3, pass through the south-west part of Bedhampton. 

There is a community  centre in Bedhampton village, a beautiful church and a vast park.

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Parks

The Hermitage Stream Walk runs to the north of the parish, from New Road in the east to Purbrook Way in the west. Havant Borough Council have prioritised the environmental well-being of the habitat, and erected signs and information panels to highlight its importance. 


In the centre of Bedhampton is a large open space bounded by Hooks Lane, part of which is home to tha Havant Rugby Club. 


To the south of Bedhampton Road is Bidbury Mead, a large tree-ringed  recreation ground – home to Bedhampton Mariners Cricket Club and  Bedhampton Bowling Club. The locality borders onto Old Bedhampton, the  area around St Thomas the Apostle parish church. 


The fourth, and least  known, space in Bedhampton is Scratchface Recreation Ground, situated to the west of the village within the parish boundary. 

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Churches

There has been a church in Bedhampton since 1086. The present parish church, St Thomas The Apostle, which is situated in Old Bedhampton, dates from the 12th century.


In 1953 a church centre was built, and dedicated to St Nicholas. There are also a Methodist church, a modern building in Hulbert Road replacing an earlier primitive chapel by the station, and a Gospel Hall, built between 1901 and 1922.