The Fox & Hounds public house
|Area||8.29 km2 (3.20 sq mi)|
|Population||311 (2011 census)|
|• Density||38/km2 (98/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
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
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.
Peasemore in sport has Peasemore cricket club. 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.
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
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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.
- William Lyford, Anglican then non-Anglican clergyman and author, elected to the Westminster Assembly, rector (parish priest).
- Miss Read, author, temporary headmistress at Peasemore.
- David Cameron, Prime Minister, raised in Peasemore.
- Key Statistics: Dwellings; Quick Statistics: Population Density; Physical Environment: Land Use Survey 2005
- Peasemore Amenities and Leisure Peasemore Civil Parish Council. Retrieved 2014-12-11.
- East Downland Benefice meetings and events The Church of England. Retrieved 2014-12-11.
- Peasemore Cricket Club from national cricketing host site Retrieved 2014-12-11.
- Bus 107 timetable Reading Buses#Newbury Buses Retrieved 2014-12-11.
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