[11] The river flows north, through Cheriton village and east of overwhelmingly agricultural Tichborne village, before joining up with tributaries the River Alre and Candover Brook immediately north-west of the town of New Alresford. She noticed the house of the Duke of Bolton "which stands on the side of a hill where are fine Gardens and much fruite."[11]. Itchen Stoke is at a crossroads of the B3047 and a lane that heads northwards to Abbotstone. Less than 1km to the east another lane fords the Itchen into Ovington. St Mary's was built in 1866, by Henry Conybeare for his brother who was the rector of the church, and felt the previous church was cold and damp. The manorial rights were disputed in 1855–59 between the Baroness van Zandt and the Bishop of Winchester. Map of the River Itchen (dark blue) and its principal tributary (the Alre, grey). Watercress thrives in its upper reaches. Four further bridges cross it before the Test estuary in Southampton Water: Between the latter two, the river passes St Mary's Stadium, the home of Southampton F.C.. As the river meets Southampton Water it passes several rowing clubs, sailing clubs and the major mixed-development on the left bank in Woolston, called Centenary Quay. Each is given an overall ecological status, which may be one of five levels: high, good, moderate, poor and bad. [7] It was formerly in its own civil parish[7] and lies along the Ellisfield to Itchen Abbas portion of the Three Castles Path[8] Abbotstone contains an abandoned medieval village,[8] with further details at the charity English Heritage's website [9] and evidence of fortifications,[7] as well as several abandoned quarries. Water quality of the River Itchen in 2019: This article is about The River Itchen in Hampshire. The surface is boldly undulating and well wooded. [7] The name, in upper parts was once seen as interchangeable with the contributory Alre. The parish has been further enlarged by the addition of Abbotstone where the principal settlement is now classified as a DMS. Other fauna include otters, water voles, Atlantic salmon, shovelers and Cetti's warblers. Ytinstoce (x cent. ); Stoche (xi cent. Itchen Stoke and Ovington is an English civil parish consisting of two adjoining villages in Hampshire, England, 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Alresford town centre in the valley of the River Itchen, 5 miles (8.0 km) north-east of Winchester, and 2 miles (3.2 km) south-east of Itchen Abbas. The current building dates from the 18th century and straddles the mill race. Itchen Stoke and Ovington is an English civil parish consisting of two adjoining villages in Hampshire, England, 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Alresford town centre in the valley of the River Itchen, 5 miles (8.0 km) north-east of Winchester, and 2 miles (3.2 km) south-east of Itchen Abbas. [5] The Itchen estuary is part of the separate Lee-on-The Solent to Itchen Estuary SSSI. Admiralty Charts: Small Craft Folio SC5600 Chart 10A, "Designated Sites View: Lee-on-The Solent to Itchen Estuary", http://kilmeston.org.uk/PPdocs/PPoverview.pdf, https://www.achurchnearyou.com/search/?lat=51.0421&lon=-1.1604, "Glossary (see Biological quality element; Chemical status; and Ecological status)", River Itchen Archaeology Project Home Page, Keyhaven, Pennington, Oxey and Normandy Marshes, Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Hampshire, Botley Wood and Everett's and Mushes Copses, Castle Bottom to Yateley and Hawley Commons, Odiham Common with Bagwell Green and Shaw, Upper Greensand Hangers: Empshott to Hawkley, Upper Greensand Hangers: Wyck to Wheatley, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=River_Itchen,_Hampshire&oldid=989589419, Articles with unsourced statements from September 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 26 miles (42 km) or unconventionally: 88 km (55 mi) (including all anabranches), 87.94 km (54.64 mi) including all anabranches (unconventional), Cobden railway bridge carrying the Southampton –, This page was last edited on 19 November 2020, at 21:36. The parish also runs in a northerly direction up to Itchen Common, the ground rising rather sharply. The cottage is a short walk from an attractive stretch of the River Itchen, with a footpath to neighbouring Ovington. The village on the opposite south bank, of the River Itchen, known upstream as the River Alre in New Alresford and Old Alresford, has a population of 163[1] and several homes, including an Old Rectory. The Itchen Navigation was constructed in the late 17th and early 18th centuries to enable barges to reach Winchester from Southampton Docks, however it ceased to operate in the mid-19th century and is largely abandoned today. The river then carves its way west passing the villages of Avington, Itchen Stoke, Itchen Abbas, Martyr Worthy, Easton, and Abbots Worthy; to enter the cathedral and arts-rich city of Winchester it crosses Winnall Moors to turn south for its remainder.[12]. classified as a DMS. [7][10], The traveller Celia Fiennes, who made extensive tours riding side-saddle, passed through "Aberstone" in 1691. Between Winchester and Mansbridge, sections were deepened or widened for the long-disused Itchen Navigation, and the former towpath forms part of the Itchen Way.[13]. Itchen Stoke, Hampshire. [13] There is a pub, the Bush Inn. By ManyFoto.com (United Kingdom) Its church is dedicated to St Peter and is Grade II listed. [1] Its most notable buildring is the Church of St Mary, a redundant Anglican church built by the civil engineer and architect Henry Conybeare in 1856, now under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. The SSSI covers the river and its banks, with fen, flood meadows, wet woodland and swamp. It flows in anabranches through the city, some close enough to Winchester Cathedral to cause great problems to the foundations in the past. Retrieved 2012-05-30", "City of Winchester members. Retrieved 2012-05-30", A vision of Ovington @ visionofbritain.org, Stained Glass Windows at St. Peter, Ovington, Hampshire, Stained Glass Windows at St. Mary, Itchen Stoke, Hampshire, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Itchen_Stoke_and_Ovington&oldid=976254159#Itchen_Stoke, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 2 September 2020, at 00:36. After this was resolved, it became the property of the Hewson family.[4]. ITCHEN STOKE. 5.1 Itchen Stoke (c. 60m AOD) is the northern component of the Modern parish of Itchen Stoke and Ovington that spans both sides of the river Itchen. Now it fuels Harrison's passions. Monks Brook flows into the Itchen at Swaythling, and the river then passes under Woodmill Bridge and becomes tidal. " ITCHEN STOKE, a parish in the hundred of Bountisborough, Winchester division of county Hants, 2 miles W. of Alresford, its post town, and 6 N.E. The River Itchen is a chalk stream in Hampshire in south east England. Itchen Stoke is at a crossroads of the B3047 and a lane that ); Ichenstok, Echenstok (xiii cent.). It has populations of the nationally rare southern damselfly and white-clawed crayfish.

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