Coordinates: 51°07′09″N 0°49′38″W / 51.119239, -0.827121

Headley is located in Hampshire

 Headley shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU821362
Parish Headley
District East Hampshire
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district GU35 8
Dialling code 01428
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament East Hampshire
List of places: UK • England • Hampshire

Headley is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It is 1.8 miles (2.9 km) east of Bordon on the B3002 road.

The nearest railway station is 3.6 miles (5.8 km) south of the village at Liphook.

Headley is the oldest of three villages in the south of England of that name and has gone through a number of name spellings, but was first noted in the Domesday Book: "In Neatham Hundred — The Count (Eustace) himself holds 5 hides in Headley which answered for 3 hides before 1066. Earl Godwin Held it. They account for it in (Bishops) Sutton."

The civil parish of Headley has a population of over 5,500. The parish comprises a number of hamlets as well as the village of Headley itself: Standford, Arford, Headley Down, Barford, Wishanger, Sleaford, Trottsford, and part of Hollywater. Current area is 4,862 acres (19.7 km²). The original parish also included Grayshott (until 1902), Lindford, and a considerable portion of Bordon (until 1929). The ecclesiastical parish of All Saints, Headley served Lindford and Bordon, although not Grayshott, until March 2002 — since then Bordon became a separate ecclesiastical parish.

Notable inhabitants[]

  • Lord King-Hall of Headley - journalist, playwright and politician.
  • Sir Robert Samuel Wright - British judge and author.
  • Others [1]

Notable events[]

  • Headley Grange was used as a recording studio by several pop groups in the 1970s including: Genesis, Bad Company, Pretty Things, Ian Dury (1976) and Clover (band) (1977) – but famously in 1971 Led Zeppelin recorded their fourth album there, Led Zeppelin IV, containing Stairway to Heaven.
  • Benifold was bought by the group Fleetwood Mac in 1970 and used to record their Future Games, Bare Trees, Penguin and Mystery to Me albums. They sold the property around 1974.

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