Hampshire Genealogical Society
Hartley Wintney - St. Mary
Photograph and information supplied by Peter Johnson
Description/History:St Mary's (Anglican), Church Lane, Hartley Wintney. The church itself is medieval and is a short distance outside of the present day village. It is now disused and maintained by the Redundant Churches Commission. However, the graveyard is in use. In the graveyard are the graves of two generals. One is General (Hangman) Hawley who had an unenviable reputation for severity to both the enemy and his own men. The other being Field Marshal Viscount Alanbrooke who was an advisor to Churchill in the Second World War.
John Vigar, the Regional Field Officer for the Churches Conservation Trust reports (28 Nov 2004) that the church is in their care. See their website at www.visitchurches.org.uk for further details of its location and opening times.
Visitors are welcome and the key is available office hours Monday to Friday.
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