“The Four Corners” of the Parish
The unique and picturesque rural parish of Binsted covers an area of 7,000 acres and extends from the edge of Alton in the west to Rowledge and the Surrey border in the east.
The parish includes the whole of Alice Holt Forest and, in addition to Binsted village itself, encompasses the settlements of Holt Pound and Bucks Horn Oak in the east and the hamlet of Wyck in the west. The parish boasts two very beautiful churches, Holy Cross Church, Binsted and St James’ Church, Rowledge.
The community is made up of many long standing residents, landowners, commuting families, enablers and businesses with a good cross section of age groups. The area is served well by roads as well as rail transport with Bentley station being in the parish, (the village of Bentley is not). The River Wey forms the parish`s northern boundary and there is an array of footpaths crossing the Parish including Alice Holt Forest and the South Downs’ Way.
Parish facilities include the Wickham Institute, (village hall) and Binsted Recreation Ground as well as many local pubs serving local Hampshire food and ale.