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Soberton is located in Hampshire
 Soberton shown within Hampshire
Population 218 [1]
OS grid reference
District Winchester
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SO32
Dialling code 01489
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Winchester
List of places

Soberton is a village in the Meon Valley, Hampshire, England and is bordered by villages such as Newtown and Droxford. It is listed in the Domesday Book under its original name, 'Sudbertone'/'Sudbertune', and comes under Winchester City Council.

Key features of Soberton include the War Memorial at its centre, the early 16th century Church of St Peter & St Paul and The White Lion, the village's 17th century public house. The church is part of one of the largest parishes in the UK. The village was part of a well established smuggling route during the 18th century, and a vault beneath the church was used for the storage of contraband.[2]

It is the Soberton of "Baron Anson of Soberton", an 18th and 19th century peerage. The children's writer Barbara Euphan Todd was brought up there.[3]


  1. ^ Census data
  2. ^ Morley, Geoffrey (1983). Smuggling in Hampshire and Dorset 1700 – 1850. Newbury: Countryside Books. pp. 41–42.  
  3. ^ Book Rags biography: Retrieved 18 June 2012.

External links

  • Hampshire County Council
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