Church of the Ascension


Burghclere is a village and civil parish in Hampshire, England. According to the 2011 census the village had a population of 1,152. The village is near the border of Hampshire with Berkshire, four miles south of Newbury. It is also very close to Newtown and Old Burghclere.

Considering its diminutive size, it boasts a fairly large church with a surprisingly large graveyard, which is in 3 or 4 distinct sections. I visited the church in early July 2020, soon after the lockdown restrictions were somewhat eased. One good thing about visiting a graveyard is that you are very unlikely to risk becoming physically near to any [living] person.

On this outing I had intended to visit both Burghclere and Old Burghclere, just down the road. I visited Burghclere first and then set off to Old Burghclere. I am very embarrassed to report that I was quite unable to find its church, despite there being a signpost pointing out Parish Church. The post appeared to point to either a farm entrance or a gated private residence, so I came away disappointed. More research is indicated I think!

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