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Bramdean and Hinton Ampner
The villages of Bramdean and Hinton Ampner are located in the South Downs National Park. The communities are very different; Bramdean is a linear settlement, mainly along the busy A272 trunk road. Hinton Ampner is a small farming village a short distance from the A272.
Both villages have examples of fine country houses, built (and rebuilt) with character and attention to detail. Hinton Ampner House is a substantial, restored Georgian house which, together with its magnificent gardens and grounds, is now cared for by the National Trust.
The current population of Bramdean and Hinton Ampner is around 550, residing in approximately 190 houses. The majority of these houses have no main gas or drainage.
Bramdean and Hinton Ampner Parish Council has sponsored these web pages as a resource for local people, as an introduction to the villages for our many visitors and to provide a flavour of the area for those whose family roots are in the district but who now live far away.
Here you will find local information, in particular the Village Design Statement (VDS) which will be a particularly useful resource for local residents with an interest in maintaining and improving their home and the results of our millennium project “Memories of Bramdean”.
We have also included links to external sites which have information about Bramdean and Hinton Ampner. These sites include historical maps, anecdotes, and records of notable events in the district.
In 2008 an Ancient Tree Survey of Bramdean Common was carried out for the Woodland Trust by the volunteer ranger service from the Countryside team on the South Downs Joint Committee. The survey suggests that from old maps and from the age of the existing trees the Common was used intensively for coppicing for charcoal (more…)All News