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The parish of Hurstbourne Tarrant is located in the Bourne Valley in North Hampshire. It lies in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty that makes up part of the North Wessex Downs. There are three centres of population made up of the village of Hurstbourne Tarrant, the hamlet of Ibthorpe and approximately half the village of Upton. It is a small rural parish consisting of 385 dwellings with 666 parishioners on the electoral register. In 2016, the estimated number of residents in the parish (adults and children) was 851. Although there are several local businesses, there is no major centre of employment. Public transport is limited but the area contains beautiful scenery and offers many footpaths and bridleways. Most of the areas built on within the parish of Hurstbourne Tarrant are designated within a conservation area containing a high proportion of listed buildings including several thatched barns and cottages dating from the early to mid-17th Century. Some of main parish facilities include:

 Village Church of St Peter’s;

 Church of England Primary school – approximately 93 pupils (2021);

 King George V playing fields, the modern Community Centre, and Parish car park;

 Convenience store, tea shop, clothing shop & hair salon – located at ‘The Old Workshops’, The Dene

 The George & Dragon Public House in Hurstbourne Tarrant, and The Crown Public House in Upton;

 Hurstbourne Tarrant Royal British Legion club


The Parish Council is a small body made up of 6 councillors and it meets every month. The parish council comes under jurisdiction of Test Valley Borough Council (unitary authority) which in turn is part of Hampshire County Council.

Please do also visit the main Parish Website - - which gives a wealth of information regarding our beautiful villages, facilities, amenities and support network.