Much of the village is a designated conservation area with 68 listed buildings plus 38 more throughout the remainder of the Parish.
The buildings are listed as being of Special or Architectural or Historical Interest, testament to the fact that there has been a prosperous village on the site since medieval times. Prehistoric settlers were the first to enjoy the superb location, with chalk hills and springs making it an ideal defensive settlement.
Although a village steeped in history, Kingsclere has managed to keep pace with the demands of the modern world without losing its integrity and is a very desirable place to put down roots.
It boasts its own library, fire station, police station, health centre, schools and comprehensive range of shops. Add to that three wonderful old inns, an Italian restaurant patronised by Lord Lloyd Webber and you can understand why locals are always being asked for inside information on homes for sale.
Kingsclere is on the Hampshire/Berkshire border and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. It lies close to the A339, which links Basingstoke (9 miles) and Newbury (7 miles) and between the M3 and M4 corridors, with easy access to both.
- Category Place to live, Village
- Location Kingsclere
- By Mark Alesbury
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