The Memorial Hall
Sparsholt Memorial Hall is the village hall.
It is owned by a charity that runs and maintains the hall for use by villager organisations,brownie groups and the village school.
Anyone can hire the hall and facilities either for small meetings in the Mosaic Room or larger functions in the main hall.
The hall is also used for village fundraising events.
To book the Memorial Hall please contact Liz West by email at MemorialHall.Bookings@sparsholtparish.org
St Stephen's Church
The church, a typical Hampshire structure of flint and stone, is very prominent on raised ground in the centre of the village. Pagan inhabitants may have used the site for worship before the Saxons constructed a simple wooden building, which began the tradition of Christian worship in that place. Its dedication to St Stephen is not common in the British Isles.
More about the history of St Stephen’s Church Sparsholt with Lainston can be found on The Downs Benefice website together with details of services, notices of events and much more.
The church has an enthusiastic band of ringers and a fine ring of six bells. Visitors are welcome to join the bell ringers or to listen. To find out more visit the Sparsholt Bells website.
The Village School
In the 1850s, long before education was compulsory, the Church of England set up the forerunner of the present school.
Today the school with approximately 130 pupils and awarded "outstanding" at its last OFSTED inspectation is guided by its Vision, "High Achievement for Everyone Within a Caring, Christian School," and its MOSAIC Ethos Values Manners... Opportunity, Success, Appreciation, Integrity, Compassion.
A parish councillor is also a school governor and attends governor meetings reporting back to the parish council. To find out more about the shool visit the website at
The Mosaic was discovered in the remains of a Roman villa excavated in 1965 in West Wood just south of Sparsholt and can now be seen in Winchester Museum. The design consists of a star in the middle surrounded by a key s-shaped pattern and a twisted rope pattern. A square plaited shape surrounds it all. The three sports day teams are named after the shapes on the mosaic - Star,Key and Rope.The school uniform incorporates the mosaic design. More about the history of the parish can be found at Our Parish
War Memorials attract considerable public interest and ours, being one of the more unusual Cross type of Memorial and being made of timber is in a small group of about 200 in England. It commemorates those in the Services who died fighting during both the First and Second World Wars.
The Memorial was re-pointed and the lettering re-engraved and painted for the Remembrance Service of 2014, this made the Memorial far more legible. Over the years a considerable amount of research has been undertaken on individuals mentioned on the Memorial and we are happy to share this appropriately.
In 2015 Historic England added the War Memorial to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
For further information please contact Richard Summerfield.
The Village Shop and Post Office
Housed in the historic Well House the Post Office is possibly the smallest in the British Isles. The shop, which has been owned and run by the village since January 2009, offers a wide array of products and services. An important community resource every purchase is key to its ongoing success.
Situated in Woodman Cloase on land rented from Winchester City Council the playground boasts an array of play equipment for children.
The Playground is regularly maintained and inspected. Please report any observations to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ham Green Conservation Group
Find out more about the activities of this group of volunteers that maintain this beautiful open space
The Cricket Club
A "premier" cricket club in the heart of the village Sparsholt Cricket Club fields three competitive teams on a Saturday, a Sunday times that plays friendly fixtures as well as a midweek team and thriving junior section.
One of the largest land-based colleges in the country more information can be found at