Place:Denmead, Hampshire, England


Coordinates50.9°N 1.067°W
Located inHampshire, England
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Denmead is a village in Hampshire, England. It is part of the City of Winchester district. As of 2005, it had a population of 6,457 and an electorate of 4,987.

Denmead occupancies all have Waterlooville postal addresses (Waterlooville is in turn part of Havant) and is considered to be a village attached to Waterlooville by Hampshire County Council. Waterlooville is about 3 km away from Denmead.

The village became well known in the 19th century as a venue for cock fighting.

The church is the All Saints' Church and it also has a church hall.

The village is next to part of the Forest of Bere, and rural farm land. The 'gap' between Waterlooville is gradually being reduced, but Denmead is currently a rural village, although it has had much housing development in recent years with more to come. The majority of the development has been conducted by the company Taylor Wimpey in recent years, with McAlpine present in late 80's/early 90's.

There are two schools, Denmead Infant School which takes children 4-7 with approx 255 pupils (Offsted results: Good / Grade 2) and Denmead Junior School which takes children 7-11 with approx 290 pupils (Offsted results: Requires Improvement / Inadequate grade of 4).

1st Denmead Scout group have a scout hut and field just outside the village centre.

In the village centre there are a few shops, the Co-op, bakery, bank, two cashpoints, two estate agents and a Hardware Store/Ironmongers, named Parkers.

In recent years, a village skate park has also been constructed in King George's playing field in order to provide more leisure activities for the youth of Denmead. Along with this, a pavilion has been built alongside it, this pavilion is used mainly to enrich youth lives again, as it is the headquarters of a popular Denmead Youth Group.

On top of this, a wooden play park has also been constructed in Creech Woods. This features many wooden tubes and a raised obstacle course around an area of the woodland.

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