Brook, New Forest

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Brook
Brook, the green - geograph.org.uk - 1444359.jpg
Village green at Brook
Brook is located in Hampshire
Brook
Brook
 Brook shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU273140
Civil parish Bramshaw
District New Forest
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Lyndhurst
Postcode district SO43
Dialling code 023
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament New Forest East
Website Bramshaw Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire

Coordinates: 50°55′29″N 1°36′39″W / 50.924706°N 1.610822°W / 50.924706; -1.610822

Brook is a hamlet in the civil parish of Bramshaw, in Hampshire, England. It lies just inside the New Forest.

The hamlet contains a mix of 18th and 19th century cottages,[1] just south of the village of Bramshaw. There are two inns in Brook on opposite sides of the road - The Green Dragon and The Bell Inn.[2][3] Both buildings date from the 18th century, albeit with 19th and 20th century alterations.[4][5] Brook is also home to the club-house of Bramshaw Golf Club, which claims to be the oldest golf club in Hampshire[6]

Just south of the village at Lower Canterton lies the Rufus Stone. This stone is said to mark the place where in 1100 the then King of England, William Rufus, was killed by an arrow whilst out hunting. The arrow was fired by a French nobleman, Walter Tyrell, but it has never been established if the death was an accident or murder.

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