The Fox & Hounds public house
Peasemore shown within Berkshire
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Peasemore is a village and civil parish in the English county of Berkshire in the United Kingdom. It is located in the West Berkshire unitary authority, west of the A34 road and north of the town of Newbury.
Peasemore is a small village with a population of under 300 people. The nearest village shop and primary school is in Chieveley. Peasemore once had a village school, built in 1850, but it was closed in the 1950s. The old village post office in Hailey Lane closed around 1980 and was converted to a private residence. It still has a mail collection box in its wall, but this is only used to receive private mail now. However, the village is still home to a popular public house, The Fox & Hounds, a well used village hall, a cricket club & a large church dedicated to St Barnabas.
The village has a cricket team, who were 2009 Brightwalton sixes champions. In 2010, they returned to defend their title but were beaten by West Ilsley in the final.
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.
- David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 2010 and Leader of the Conservative Party since December 2005, grew up in Peasemore.
- William Lyford, 17th century nonconformist clergyman and author, elected to the Westminster Assembly, was the village rector.
- Miss Read, author, was temporary headmistress of the village school for several months.
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