Lychpit today is predominantly a residential area and is a civil parish in the Basingstoke and Deane district of Hampshire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles east of Basingstoke Town Centre. The majority of Lychpit is now a large housing estate on the suburbs of Basingstoke, built in approximately the 1980s. The area has close links with the neighbouring village of Old Basing and is thought to be home to a large burial site after the battle of Basing. Chineham Business Park is close by and is home to a number of large organisations, helping the local employment levels flourish.
Great Binfields Primary School – www.greatbinfields.co.uk
St Mary Church Of England School (primary) – www.st-marys-jun.hants.sch.uk
Dove House School (secondary) www.dovehouseacademy.com
The Costello School (secondary) www.costelloschool.co.uk
Lychpit is situated within close proximity of the Chineham Shopping Centre which offers a variety of amenities. These range from supermarkets, fast food outlets, a coffee shop, Greggs bakery, a post office, a petrol station and clothing shops. You can find a full list of the facilities available for the centre at www.chinehamshopping.co.uk. There are some smaller local shops available on Bowman Road which includes a Pharmacy and local convenience store. Off Great Binfield’s Road there is a Tesco convenience store and easy access to Barton’s Mill restaurant.
Barton’s Mill – www.bartonsmillpubanddining.co.uk
There is various play parks dotted around the residential areas of Lychpit. Old Basing is easily accessible and provides all that is needed for a quintessential village life, including fantastic rural walks, woodland parks and a number of eateries. Basingstoke Town Centre is approximately 3 miles away and provides a shopping centre and cinema. Slightly further afield is the leisure park where families can enjoy swimming, ice skating, bowling, fast food and another cinema.
Lychpit is situated on the East of Basingstoke and provides good access to the A33 which runs to Reading and the A339 routes to Newbury. The M3 is easily accessible and provides direct access to London and the South Coast. There are regular bus routes servicing Lychpit and the mainline train line is approximately 3 miles away which allows access to London Waterloo in approximately 45 minutes.