Priors Dean Church
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Priors Dean is a hamlet in the Hampshire Downs about 3 miles (5 km) west of Liss and about 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Petersfield, Hampshire, England. Since 1932 it and Colemore have been in a single civil parish of Colemore and Priors Dean. The nearest railway station is at Liss.
Priors Dean has two manor houses. Priors Dean Manor House, opposite the church, is a 17th-century brick building with 18th-, late 19th- and early 20th-century alterations. Goleigh Manor House, just over 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Priors Dean, was built in 1479.
The Church of England parish church of Priors Dean has no known dedication. The oldest parts of the building are 11th-century, either late Saxon or early Norman. The north door is Norman. The chancel is 13th-century Early English Gothic. The church was restored in 1856, when the Norman revival chancel arch was built and the bell turret and spire were added. Inside the church are several 17th-century monuments. It is a Grade II* listed building.
- "Colemore". Hantsweb. Hampshire County Council.
- Historic England. "Manor Farmhouse and boundary wall (Grade II) (1351152)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
- Historic England. "Goleigh Manor House (Grade II) (1264342)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
- Historic England. "Priors Dean Church (Grade II*) (1237077)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
- Page, WH, ed. (1911). A History of the County of Hampshire. Victoria County History. 4. Westminster: Archibald Constable & Co. pp. 436–437.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus; Lloyd, David (1967). Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 471.
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