Named from a Saxon description of this area, meaning "a field by the lake where the waterlilies grow", this small parish includes the hamlets of Chatter Alley and Pilcot.

Dogmersfield Great House is set in fine parkland. It is on the site of a 13th Century bishop's palace. Henry VI often stayed here and it was here that Henry VII came with Prince Arthur to meet Catherine of Aragon from Spain. Her marriage to Arthur, the heir to the throne took place a few weeks later, but her young husband died. His brother was crowned as Henry VIII and Catherine became the first of his six wives. The house has been renovated and is used as a research and training centre.

An embankment west of Blacksmith's Bridge carries the Basingstoke Canal high above Tundry Pond, a 20 acre lake which is a favourite haunt of wildfowl. The canal makes a wide sweep around the parkland which is a delightful rural length of the canal.

Parish profile

To view parish information about the community, heritage and conservation areas please select the parish in the parish profiles web page.

Neighbourhood Plan

Dogmersfield Parish Council submitted their proposed Neighbourhood Plan to Hart District Council in January 2019. The Plan sets out a vision and objectives for the future of the Parish and contains planning policies to guide the development and use of land in Dogmersfield.

The Council undertook a six week consultation on the Dogmersfield Neighbourhood Plan between 11th February and 25 March 2019. The Council appointed Andrew Ashcroft to undertake the independent examination of the Plan and all submission documents and comments received during the consultation on the submitted plan were sent to the appointed Examiner for consideration. 

The Examiners Report was received on 8 May 2019 and can be viewed below:

The Examiners Report and the Councils response will be considered at a forthcoming Cabinet meeting.  The next stage will then be the arrangements for a local referendum on the Plan. Further details will be published when they are available.

Submission Consultation

Responses made to the consultation on the Submission Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed below:

Summary of Representations on the Submission Plan:

Full copies of the representations:

The Examiner, Andrew Ashcroft, has provided a clarification note:

Dogmersfield Parish Council has responded to the Examiners clarification note:


Neighbourhood Plan Stage Detail

Submission Dogmersfield Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

11 February to 25 March 2019

Dogmersfield Submission Neighbourhood Plan

Consultation Statement

Basic Conditions Statement

Consultation on the Dogmersfield pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan

For more information on this stage visit:

Dogmersfield Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment/Habitat Regulation Screening This document sets out whether there is a need for the Plan to produce a Strategic Environmental Assessment or Habitat Regulation Assessment. It concludes that there is no need for further assessment.
On the 6th of August 2015, Hart District Council approved the designation of the whole parish of Dogmersfield as a Neighbourhood Area, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012

Details of the Neighbourhood Area can be viewed below:

Dogmersfield Parish Council Covering Letter: Neighbourhood Plan

Dogmersfield Neighbourhood Plan Area Map

Further details of the Dogmersfield Neighbourhood Plan are available on the Dogmersfield Parish Council website.

Dogmersfield Parish Council contact details


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