We went to Overton last week. I think I've posted some pics of this little Hampshire village before. We meet up here with old friends from time to time since it's about half-way between their place in Oxford and ours in Surrey. Luckily there's a nice gastropub there.
This is the old high street. The village dates back to the 10th century (probably earlier). Much of this upper part was built in the 13th century. The southern part of the village was added much later.
They have a few little shops there, including an arms shop. I was fascinated with this Japanese executioner's sword.
This is the school.
It's beginning to look autumny now.
Overton is on the River Test, very close to its source in fact and so is very clean at this point. Here's a view of the river from the Overton bridge.
You'll have to look closely to see the large trout (no Polaroid filter). But here's a smaller one.
Overton was on the main Winchester-Exeter stagecoach route, but has now become less important as a stopping off point. It's good that we keep the inn going!
Probably because of the water, the old corn mill in the centre of the village has been taken over by De La Rue. This is where they make the paper that much of the world's bank notes are printed on.