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Meaning of the Name ‘Appleshaw’
Appleshaw lies in Hampshire and borders Wiltshire to the north. The name Appleshaw is derived from the Old English word ‘scarga’ which means ‘shaugh’ or ‘wood’, thus Appleshaw may mean ‘apple wood’.
The parish includes the hamlet of Ragged Appleshaw. ‘Ragged’ is possibly a corruption of the words ‘roe’ and ‘gate’ after the gate of the Royal Deer Forest of Chute.
Appleshaw Village Sheep Fair
The tiny parish lies on the Wiltshire border to the north and includes the hamlets of Redenham and Ragged Appleshaw.
Granted the right to two annual fairs in 1658, Appleshaw became a rival to the great Weyhill Sheep Fair. In 1801, the Salisbury Journal reported that 15,000 sheep were sold at Appleshaw Sheep Fair.
Historical Facts of Appleshaw Village: A Jubilee Clock and A Famous Cricketer…
An interesting clock is attached to the wall of the adjacent Old Rectory, placed there to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The house dates to the mid 18th century and has several early 19th century additions.
William Gilbert “W.G.” Grace (18 July 1848 to 23 October 1915) once played cricket in Appleshaw Village. He played with his bat made of Wallop willow. W.G. Grace was an English amateur cricketer and is widely considered to be one of the game’s greatest players.
The Walnut Tree Pub at the Heart of Appleshaw Village
The Walnut Tree is a traditional local pub in a Grade II listed building located at the very heart of Appleshaw village.
Wholesome, home-cooked pub classics, basket meals and snacks are served and a fine welcome from Anne and Tony Burden always awaits. Families and dogs are always welcome. Find out more about The Walnut Tree here.
Find Out About Our Thriving Village Community
Click on the links below for more information about Appleshaw Parish Church, Appleshaw School and the Village Hall.
Appleshaw Parish Church
The parish church of St Peter in the Wood join us for Family Worship or Parish Communion.
Appleshaw St Peter’s is our thriving village school situated in a beautiful rural location.
Appleshaw Village Hall
Appleshaw Village Hall is an ideal location for a party, meeting or club bookings and is available for hire.
Appleshaw is a village and
parish in the English county
of Hampshire. It lies directly
on the border with Wiltshire
Contact the Editor
Appleshaw Village Hall Appleshaw, Andover
Hampshire, SP11 9BS
Village mobile: 07902 989797