SMANNELL PARISH COUNCIL

 

Little London

 
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Legend has it this settlement was founded by people fleeing the plague during the late 17th Century and this is consistent with the age of many of its thatched cottages.   

 

Originally built on rising ground to the east, it now also occupies the valley bottom. The houses and fields rise steeply to the east before coming to the boundary of Ridges Copse where the land reaches the 130m level and from here there are magnificent views over Andover to the range of hills including the Danebury Ring.  

 

Its dwellings range from flint and brick thatched dwellings, to post World War II council houses and more modern developments.