Chineham lies on the north-western edge of Basingstoke in Hampshire and is located at
Although mentioned in the Domesday Book, most of the houses in the area have been built since 1980. Prior to this, Chineham was mainly green fields with a small amount of ribbon development along the A33 Basingstoke to Reading road, housing about 400 people. This is now a densely populated residential community that forms one of the major housing areas on the north-eastern edge of Basingstoke.
For details of the local population visit the Office for National Statistics website www.ons.gov.uk.
A tributary of the River Loddon, Petty's Brook is a small stream that flows through Chineham. Footpaths run for much of its length and it provides an attractive amenity in the area as well as a haven for wildlife.
On occasion, the brook gets blocked by rubbish and overgrown plants. If you notice that the brook has become blocked at any time, please email or call the Parish Clerk (01256 474500).