North Warnborough is located in north Hampshire c. 12km east of Basingstoke and c. 9km west of Fleet. The village today is essentially linear in form, extending to about 1km along a gently curving south-west-north-east orientated street (the southern extent named North Warnborough Street and the northern extent Bridge Road). It lies c. 0.5km east of the medieval castle of Odiham and 1km west of the larger settlement of Odiham. Further settlement today extends either side of Dunleys hill which leads south-east to Odiham. Compared to the extensively researched history of the royal holding of Odiham with its castle and market, much less is known about north Warnborough, although the name is recorded in late Anglo-Saxon charters with early forms of the name indicating it derives from the nearby river, rather than any fortified site. Warnborough was a separate estate in Domesday Book, but now lies in the parish of Odiham, although had a chapel of ease (now destroyed) in the 16th century. The First Edition of the Ordnance Survey 6” to one mile map shows the late 19th century settlement to be smaller than it is today and almost exclusively arranged along North Warnborough St and Bridge Road. There are several inns as well as a mill at the northern end of Bridge Road. The area either side of Dunleys Hill is entirely occupied by fields, with the exception of a short row of half a dozen dwellings north of the road near Chapel House, sited c. 200m east of the main settlement.
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