Dogmersfield

Dogmersfield

Named from a Saxon description of this area, meaning "a field by the lake where the waterlilies grow", this small parish includes the hamlets of Chatter Alley and Pilcot.

Dogmersfield Great House is set in fine parkland. It is on the site of a 13th Century bishop's palace. Henry VI often stayed here and it was here that Henry VII came with Prince Arthur to meet Catherine of Aragon from Spain. Her marriage to Arthur, the heir to the throne took place a few weeks later, but her young husband died. His brother was crowned as Henry VIII and Catherine became the first of his six wives. The house has been renovated and is used as a research and training centre.

An embankment west of Blacksmith's Bridge carries the Basingstoke Canal high above Tundry Pond, a 20 acre lake which is a favourite haunt of wildfowl. The canal makes a wide sweep around the parkland which is a delightful rural length of the canal.

Parish profile

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Neighbourhood Plan

On the 6th of August 2015, Hart District Council approved the designation of the whole parish of Dogmersfield as a Neighbourhood Area, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General)Regulations 2012.

Details of the Neighbourhood Area can be viewed below:

Dogmersfield Parish Council Covering Letter: Neighbourhood Plan
Dogmersfield Neighbourhood Plan Area Map


Dogmersfield Parish Council contact details

Website:  www.dogmersfieldparish.co.uk  

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