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Clanfield Village

Clanfield Sign

Clanfield Village is located in the South Downs close to the A3, a major commuter route from Portsmouth to London. With fabulous views of the rolling hills and close to accessible countryside, Clanfield is always going to be a popular place to live and work. The village is 12 miles north of Portsmouth with excellent links to the South Coast and the international ferry port. It is also just 6 miles south of Petersfield, a pretty and vibrant market town which has direct rail links to London and the rest of the country.

Clanfield, including Chalton, had a population of 4,637 according to the 2011 Census, but because of recent building development, it is likely to be over 6,000 residents in 2017.

The village boasts an excellent variety of local businesses such as small supermarkets, family butcher, greengrocer and florist. Financial services, estate agents and a variety of other local firms are represented in our list of local 50 businesses who have joined Clanfield Online. Clanfield is home to the following:

  • Local shops, post office and businesses within walking distance of all residents
  • Bus routes south to Portsmouth and north to Petersfield
  • A surgery and dental practice.
  • Churches, infant and junior schools
  • Halls for public hire
  • Sports and fitness clubs
  • Recreation fields and dedicated children’s play areas
  • Clanfield Observatory telescope
  • Network of footpaths and bridleways leading to the South Downs Way
  • Queen Elizabeth Country Park including Butser Hill, highest point in the South Downs
  • Our village pub, several restaurants and takeaways
  • Sport and Community Centre opening in 2017

Clanfield has grown very quickly since the 1970’s.  There are still some older buildings to be found, but these are mostly located close to the church of St James in the original part of the village. The South Downs National Park borders this area on three sides ensuring that permission for new housing will be restricted to sites within the villages of Clanfield and Horndean.

Clanfield is a friendly place to live and work especially if you get to know your neighbours. Most people you meet will have settled here from outside the area and like you want to put down roots, so make the effort to become involved in the community and life of our delightful village. 


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