This is the largest parish in the district covering more than nine square miles and is all that remains of the old Hundred of Crondall referred to in the Domesday Book of 1086. The southern boundary is the North Downs along which ran the prehistoric Harrow Way, thought to be the oldest road in Britain which ran from the Cornish tin mines to Dover in Kent. Remains of Roman and Norman settlements have been found close beside the Harrow Way near Barley Pound.

Crondall has for centuries been rich farming land. A great variety of soils appear in the area because it lies on the edge of the London Basin. These soils include chalk, clay and heavy fertile loam called Hampshire Clunch. Hops, widely renowned, were grown here for two hundred years until the last war.

Throughout Crondall there are many well-preserved old houses and cottages. The 12th Century Norman parish church is one of the finest in Hampshire. It replaced a Saxon church on the same site and the Saxon font remains from that period. Three Norman doorways and the interior work of the same period is most impressive.

A fine panoramic view of this beautiful part of Hampshire may be gained from Queens View to the east of Crondall. It takes its name from the fact that Queen Victoria admired this view whilst inspecting the garrisoned troops at nearby Aldershot "Home of the British Army".

Parish profile

To view parish information about the community, heritage and conservation areas please select the parish in the parish profiles web page.

Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan 'made' by Hart District Council 

At an extra ordinary meeting of the Council on 20 May 2021, the Crondall Neighbourhood Plan was made (adopted) by Hart District Council, and now becomes part of the development plan for Hart District in the determination of planning applications. 


As all referendums were postponed during 2020 due to the Covid-19 situation, this took place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

Results of the Crondall Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

Referendum documents included the following:

Examiners Report

Hart District Council received the report of Examiner Nigel McGurk on 8 November 2019. The Council agreed with the Parish Council to delay making a decision to proceed to referendum, until certain matters had been investigated further. Correspondence between the District and Parish is set out below:-

HDC letter 12 December

Crondall PC letter 18 December

Submission Consultation

Crondall Parish Council submitted their proposed Neighbourhood Plan to Hart District Council in June 2019.

The Council undertook a six week consultation on the Plan between June and July 2019 and Nigel McGurk undertook the independent examination of the Plan. All comments received during the consultation on the submitted plan were sent to the Examiner for consideration and can be viewed below:

The Examiner, Nigel McGurk, has provided a Clarification Note: 

Crondall Parish Council responded to the Examiner's Clarification Note:

Hart District Council responded to the Examiner's Clarification Note:

Details of progress on the Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed below: 

The Examiner will consider whether the Plan:

  • Has regard to national policy and advice contained in guidance issued by the Secretary of State
  • Contributes to the achievement of sustainable development
  • Is in general conformity with the strategic policies in the Development Plan
  • Does not breach, and is otherwise compatible with, EU and human rights obligations
  • Meets prescribed conditions and complies with prescribed matters and legal requirements

The Examiner has now published his final report.

Details of the progress on the Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed below:

Neighbourhood Plan Stage Detail

Examination: November 2019

Examiners Report received 8 November 2019

Submission Crondall Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

17th June to 29th July 2019

Crondall Submission Neighbourhood Plan    

Consultation Statement (with appendices) 


Basic Conditions Statement 


Strategic Environmental Assessment 


Habitats Regulations Assessments 


Supporting evidence is available to view on the Parish Council website at  including: 


Evidence Document 

Local Survey Process and Results

Site Exhibition Consultation Summary 

Regulation 14 Consultation Results

Development Sites: Crondall

Development Sites: SHLA

Consultation on the Crondall Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan, November - December 2018  For more information on this stage visit
Crondall NP Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitat Regulation Assessment Screening, April 2018 This document sets out whether the Plan needs to be subject to a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and/or a Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) based on emerging versions of the Plan.
On 1 September 2016, Hart District Council approved the designation of the whole of the civic parish of Crondall as a Neighbourhood Area in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. Details of the Neighbourhood Area can be viewed here

Further details of the Crondall Neighbourhood Plan are available from the Crondall Parish Council website.

Conservation area consultation

A  revised Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Proposals document is being prepared. Further information can be found on the Conservation webpage.

Crondall Parish Council contact details