Amport, Monxton and East Cholderton
Amport's name derives from a grant of land by William the Conqueror to Hugh de Port, the "Am" part coming from the Celtic word of a stream or brook. But traces of settlment here go back some 5000 years - there are more than twenty neolithic burial grounds in the parish. St Mary's church was built around 1320, almost certainly on the site of an earlier church. Amport House (pictured here), was built in 1857 by the 14th Marquis of Winchester, used during the war as the headquarters of the Royal Air Force Maintenance Command and eventually becaome home to the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre.

The church at Monxton includes pillars that are 700 years old.

East Cholderton is perhaps most well known to visitors as the location of the Hawk Conservancy, but it is also home to a noted herd of pedigree highland cattle.

East Cholderton, Amport and Monxton are linked by the Pill Hill Brook, a tributary of the Anton and then the Test, noted for its dry fly fishing.

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13 Jul 2013 Local Fetes get under way
5 Oct 2012 Monxton Village Hall celebrates facilties for disabled users
26 May 2012 Concert raises funds for Dementia and local Church
2 May 2012 Chris Packham opens Feathers Restaurant at Hawk Conservancy
18 Dec 2011 Archdeacon opens Church Extension
19 Sep 2011 New Restaurant for Hawk Conservancy
27 May 2011 Amport Church raise funds from Art Exhibition
22 Sep 2010 Bishop and Local MP open new Classroom
10 Jul 2010 Amport holds Village Fete
19 Jun 2010 Beata raise funds for local Church
4 Jul 2009 Amport holds Village Fete
21 Jun 2009 Monxton holds Flower Festival (2)
21 Jun 2009 Monxton holds Flower Festival
7 Jun 2008 Amport School holds Open Day
3 Oct 2007 Sir George visits Hawk Conservancy
24 Aug 2007 Airfield Campaign holds a Third Public Meeting
10 Aug 2007 County Councillor weighs in against Tesco
8 Aug 2007 The politicians talk to the camera
8 Aug 2007 Tesco Protest hits the TV News
4 Aug 2007 Andover Airfield Campaign build up Momentum
1 Aug 2007 Penton Grafton Parish Council host Public meeting on Airfield
27 Jul 2007 Penton Mewsey Parish Council holds meeting on Airfield Development
26 May 2007 Monxton holds Mucky Duck Race
26 May 2007 Amport Church holds Lily Appeal
1 Apr 2007 The Bishop of Basingstoke leads Palm Sunday Service at Monxton
23 Mar 2007 Hawk Conservancy gets new Surveillance System
10 Mar 2007 Four parishes celebrate Chris Pettet's 10 years
21 Feb 2007 MP expresses concern about Andover Airfield
21 Feb 2007 Demonstration in Red Post Lane against Tesco plans
26 Jan 2007 Sir George meets constituents at Air Display Exhibition
7 Oct 2006 MEP comes to Thruxton
5 Aug 2006 Local congregations celebrate George Otter's 90th Birthday
24 Jun 2006 Midsummer Dinner raises funds for local church
27 May 2006 Monxton Village holds Annual Mucky Duck Race
7 May 2006 Service of Thanksgiving at St Mary's Amport
18 Jun 2005 Rolf Harris helps raise funds for Hawk Conservancy
28 May 2005 Amport and Monxton hold Duck Race
16 Apr 2005 Conservatives visit the Hawk Conservancy
30 Sep 2004 Sir George backs Monxton Villagers on traffic calming
29 May 2004 Sir George launches Monxton Duck Race
6 Mar 2004 Local Tories hold Quiz Evening
29 Nov 2003 Monxton holds Christmas Fayre
23 Sep 2003 Andover meeting discussed village flooding
18 Jul 2003 Armed Forces' Chaplaincy hold Garden Party at Amport
18 Jul 2003 David Willetts speaks to local Conservatives
24 May 2003 Duck Race raises funds in Monxton
30 Nov 2002 Amport and Monxton Churches raise funds
31 Aug 2002 Amport holds Summer Fete
6 May 2002 Monxton hold Duck Race
7 May 2001 Amport School holds Duck Race at Monxton
30 Jul 2000 Weyhill's ancient walls restored by Ibthorpe firm
18 Jun 2000 Conservatives lunch at East Cholderton
 
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Local Links
 
Tesco proposals - your views
Page showing the current results of online poll
Amport Village and Parish
With village history notes and pages for the parish council, school, church and local activities.
Monxton Village Website
With news, pictures, parish council information, Village design Statement and downloadable version of "Monsxton Matters", the parish newsletter.
Mobile Library
The library pages provide details of the routes and times of visits to the villages.
Amport House - Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre
The House became home to the Armed Forces' Chaplaincy Centre in 1996.
Amport Cricket Club
A long established club that has been playing for around 100 years; the website includes a map showing how to find The Peacocks Ground, named for John Peacock who donated the land for the club's ground and facilities.
Monxton & Grateley Golf Centre
Location and charges for the par 3 golf course, driving range and other facilities are on the Hantsnet site.
The Ambrosine Fold
Delightful pictures and stories of the pedigree highland cattle that live at East Cholderton.
The Hawk Conservancy
More than 200 birds of prey live here in fifteen acres of woodland gardens, open to the public most of the year, and with regular flying demonstrations. The web site has opening times and prices, plus lots of pictures and information about birds of prey.

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