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Colemore, Hampshire, Church of St Peter ad Vincula - - 135628.jpg
St Peter ad Vincula parish church
Colemore is located in Hampshire
Colemore shown within Hampshire
Population 135 (2011 Census. Civil Parish)[1]
OS grid reference SU705307
Civil parish
Shire county
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
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.[2]

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.[3]

Manor Farmhouse is an early 17th-century brick house, altered in the middle of the 19th century.[4]

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.[5] It is now redundant and in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[6]

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.[7] A later orientalist, Richard Pococke (1704–65), was also the son of a rector of the parish.


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