Peasemore

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Peasemore
Peasmore Village - geograph.org.uk - 39343.jpg
The Fox & Hounds public house
Peasemore is located in Berkshire
Peasemore
Peasemore
 Peasemore shown within Berkshire
Area  8.29 km2 (3.20 sq mi)
Population 311 (2011 census)[1]
   – density  38/km2 (98/sq mi)
OS grid reference SU4677
Civil parish Peasemore
Unitary authority West Berkshire
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Newbury
Postcode district RG20
Dialling code 01635
Police Thames Valley
Fire Royal Berkshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Newbury
Website www.peasemore.org.uk
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UK
England
Berkshire

Coordinates: 51°29′31″N 1°20′28″W / 51.492°N 1.341°W / 51.492; -1.341

Peasemore is a village and civil parish in the English ceremonial and history county of Berkshire in the West Berkshire unitary authority area, west of the A34 road and north of the town of Newbury.

Geography[edit]

Fallow field of poppies, hay meadow and copse of woods in background, Peasemore

Peasemore is a small community with a typical clustered centre. A selection of footpaths lead across surrounding fields and across lanes into the Berkshire Downs which surround the village on all sides. All of the land of the village falls within this AONB. It is west of the A34 road (a dual carriageway trunk route between the M40 and Southampton) and NNW of the town of Newbury.

Amenities and sport[edit]

St Barnabas Church

Peasemore has a food-serving large public house: The Fox & Hounds. Its civil parish council hire out its village hall and host community and self-organised events. It has dance classes, children's parties, fitness training, exhibitions and social gatherings.[2]

Its ecclesiastical parish church joins in the East Downland benefice organising weekday events for nine parishes north of Newbury.[3]

Peasemore in sport has Peasemore cricket club.[4] The first (top) side were 2009 Brightwalton sixes tournament champions. In 2010, they returned to defend their title but were beaten by West Ilsley in the final.

At the sports field is a children's adventure play area run using the civil parish council precept.[2]

Former amenities[edit]

Peasemore had a village school, built in 1850, closed in the 1950s. Its own post office in Hailey Lane closed around 1980 and was converted to a private residence.

Nearest other amenities[edit]

The nearest grocery shop and primary school is in Chieveley which hosts the majority of weekday church events.[3]

Demography[edit]

2011 Published Statistics: Population, home ownership and extracts from Physical Environment, surveyed in 2005[1]
Output area Homes owned outright Owned with a loan Socially rented Privately rented Other km² roads km² water km² domestic gardens Usual residents km²
Civil parish 39 40 24 13 6 0.076 0.007 0.115 311 8.29

Transport[edit]

Buses connect Newbury, service 107.[5]

History[edit]

Peasemore is mentioned in the Domesday Book. There is a plate on the village hall relating the entry.

In 1978, Peasemore won Berkshire's best-kept village competition. The plaque for the award is placed on the entrance to St Barnabas' church.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Key Statistics: Dwellings; Quick Statistics: Population Density; Physical Environment: Land Use Survey 2005
  2. ^ a b Peasemore Amenities and Leisure Peasemore Civil Parish Council. Retrieved 2014-12-11.
  3. ^ a b East Downland Benefice meetings and events The Church of England. Retrieved 2014-12-11.
  4. ^ Peasemore Cricket Club from national cricketing host site Retrieved 2014-12-11.
  5. ^ Bus 107 timetable Newbury Buses Retrieved 2014-12-11.

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