Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Hambledon is an attractive village in Hampshire, 13 miles from Southampton and on the edge of the once extensive Forest of Bere.

It was formerly a market town, but declined to a village in the 18th century, leaving a number of handsome Georgian houses in the centre.

The parish church contains Anglo-Saxon work.

At Broadhalfpenny Down is the original home of the famous Hambledon Cricket Club, widely considered to be the birthplace of cricket. Its members helped to found the MCC. Hambledon once beat England by an innings, and a stone opposite the Bat and Ball Inn commemorates a match in 1774.

There is a vineyard at Mill Down.

Places in Hambledon

Manor Farmhouse