Colemore

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Colemore
Colemore, Hampshire, Church of St Peter ad Vincula - geograph.org.uk - 135628.jpg
St Peter ad Vincula parish church
Colemore is located in Hampshire
Colemore
Colemore
Colemore shown within Hampshire
OS grid reference SU705307
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Petersfield
Postcode district GU32
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
51°04′16″N 0°59′38″W / 51.071°N 0.994°W / 51.071; -0.994Coordinates: 51°04′16″N 0°59′38″W / 51.071°N 0.994°W / 51.071; -0.994

Colemore is a hamlet and former village in the Hampshire Downs about 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Petersfield. It was united with Priors Dean to form the civil parish of Colemore and Priors Dean in 1932.[1]

Colemore is a largely abandoned village. There were houses southwest of the parish church and southeast of manor farm. The land where they stood is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[2]

Manor Farmhouse is an early 17th-century brick house, altered in the middle of the 19th century.[3]

The earliest parts of the former Church of England parish church of St Peter ad Vincula ("St Peter in Chains") are 11th-century. It is a Grade II* listed building.[4] It is now redundant and in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[5]

The brothers John Greaves (1602–52, mathematician), Edward Greaves (1608–80, physician) and Thomas Greaves (1612–76, orientalist) were all sons of a rector of the parish and born in the village.[6] A later orientalist, Richard Pococke (1704–65), was also the son of a rector of the parish.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colemore". Hantsweb. Hampshire County Council.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Deserted medieval village at Colemore (1001805)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Manor Farmhouse  (Grade II) (1094498)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church or St Peter ad Vincula  (Grade II*) (1237037)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Church of St Peter ad Vincula, Colemore, Hampshire". Churches Conservation Trust. Retrieved 31 March 2011.
  6. ^ Page 1911, pp. 423–425.

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External links[edit]

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