Enham Alamein Parish Council

Serving the Community

About Us

The Enham Alamein Parish is situated about 3 miles North of Andover with good bus routes and schools in the local vicinity. Andover is the nearest town with good train links to London and Exeter.

The Enham Alamein Parish Council is responsible for the following villages:

Enham Alamein
Knights Enham
Upper Enham (SP11 6HZ postcodes only)

Parish:  Enham Alamein
Borough : Bourne Valley
District : Test Valley
County: Hampshire

The Parish sits within the beautiful Test Valley which is renowned for its stunning landscape and in particular its exceptional fly fishing on the River Test.  The three settlement areas are rural in character and provide terrific walking from the doorstep into the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The villages form a close knit community which is renowned for its support of the disabled in conjunction with the Enham Trust which owns land within the Parish.

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Enham Alamein 

The Larger population area within the Parish which is primarily owned by "The Enham Trust" . The Village has a terrific shop and post office and some interesting older buildings including the old estate office, Millington Cottage and Inglenook Cottage, formerly the South Lodge for a country estate.


Upper Enham

A small rural Hamlet (2011 census 32 people) to the North of Andover which is split between the Enham Alamein and Smannell parishes.

The ancient settlement (constant occupation from Paleolithic to current day) is comprised of 13 larger privately owned homes, in an open rural/farming landscape.

The Hamlet sits on the Northern edge of Enham Alamein on high ground immediately adjacent to the North Wessex Downs area of outstanding natural beauty.


Knights Enham 

A small village and civil parish in the Test Valley district of Hampshire, England. It lies 1.4 miles (3.1 km) away from Andover. It is in the civil parish of Enham Alamein. The parish has an area of 794 acres (321 ha).

Knights Enham is now part of the north edge of suburban spread of Andover, about a kilometre south along the A343 road from Enham Alamein. Knights Enham has 14 houses in post codes SP10 4DS and SP10 4DT and the hamlet has a 12th Century church and the church continues to have a weekly service. There are 3 listed buildings in Knights Enham. "Enham" was first recorded in 1008 and played a significant role in the defence of England from Viking Incursion.  

The village of Enham was one of the "Village Centres" chosen for the rehabilitation of injured and war-disabled soldiers returning from the front line of World War I. Originally funded by King George V in 1919, the Village Centre became a hub for the care of these soldiers where they were retrained in new trades such as basketry, upholstery, gardening services and other trades. This formed the basis of the charity,  Enham Trust,  which still exists today and owns the majority of Enham Alamein village, providing care for civilians with disabilities.