The name recorded in the 13th century as Hertleye Wynteneye means "the clearing in the forest where the deer graze by Winta's island". Winta was probably a Saxon who held an island in the marshes of the Hart valley where a priory of Cistercian nuns was founded in 1190.
The village grew prosperous as a main road village, first as a stopping place from London to the Royal Palace at Odiham and then as a coach stop on the London-Exeter Road, the A.30.
Now it is known as a centre for the antique trade and is the proud possessor of one of the oldest cricket greens in England. Cricket has been played in this superb setting for over 200 years and Hartley men were playing for England in Napoleon's time.
Standing guard over the village's central common are the Mildmay Oaks, planted after the Battle of Trafalgar to provide wood for the nation's ships of the future. The village is also the setting for West Green House, an 18th century house now owned by the National Trust.
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On the 2nd of October 2014, Hart District Council approved the designation of the whole parish of Hartley Wintney as a Neighbourhood Area, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
Details of the Neighbourhood Area can be viewed below:
|Hartley Wintney NP Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Regulation Assessment Screening, September 2017||This document sets out whether the Plan needs to be subject to a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and/or a Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA). It concludes that the Hartley Wintney NP will need to be subject to a SEA, and that the Plan should include a specific policy on the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area and provision of appropriate mitigation measures and be subject to a further HRA Screening.|
Further details of the Hartley Wintney Neighbourhood Plan are available from the Hartley Wintney Parish Council website.
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