Hampshire Treasures

Volume 8 ( Test Valley North)

Page 93 - Hurstbourne Tarrant

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Three villages lie within this northern parish: Hurstbourne Tarrant, Upton and Ibthorpe.

The land rises to 568 feet at Hurstbourne Hill and to 710 feet in the west of the parish.

The reformer and author William Cobbett often stayed here: 'This, to my fancy, is a very nice country. It is continual hill and dell. Now and then a chain of hills higher than the rest, and these are downs or woods .

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