Woolmer

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Woolmer
Woolmer is located in Hampshire
Woolmer
Woolmer
Location within Hampshire
OS grid referenceSU785322
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBordon
Postcode districtGU34
Dialling code01420
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
51°05′02″N 0°52′45″W / 51.083889°N 0.879167°W / 51.083889; -0.879167Coordinates: 51°05′02″N 0°52′45″W / 51.083889°N 0.879167°W / 51.083889; -0.879167

Woolmer is a place in Hampshire, England.[1] Woolmer is situated between Liphook and Bordon. The surrounding Woolmer Forest, a Royal forest, is both a Special Area of Conservation and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.[2]

Woolmer was only a tiny hamlet which was on the turnpike road, now the A325, put through the area from Farnham towards Portsmouth during the 19th century[3] and all that remains apart from the name of the forest to the east there is a group of buildings called Woolmer Cottages facing the Petersfield Road (A325) just south of the junction with Blackmoor Road on the Ordnance Survey map;[4] and across the road, on the south-western corner of the forest, there is Woolmer Pond and next to it, to its north, Woolmer Pond Cottage.

Still, the name is used in several ways in the area; just to the south towards Greatham the stretch of the A325 linking the roundabout to the A3 is called Woolmer Road; and to the north in Whitehill and Bordon there is the Woolmer Trading Estate accessed via Woolmer Way.[5] Also a few businesses and a doctors' surgery practice are named Woolmer in some way reflecting the historical place and the forest.

Woolmer formerly had its own railway station on the Longmoor Military Railway, but the line was closed in 1969.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 186 Aldershot & Guildford (Camberley & Haslemere) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2013. ISBN 9780319231371.
  2. ^ "Joint Nature Conservation Committee: Woolmer Forest". www.jncc.defra.gov.uk. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  3. ^ Woolmer Forest Heritage Society page about the Victorian era
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey map on Woolmer Cottages
  5. ^ Ordnance Survey map of Bordon High Street
  6. ^ Longmoor Military Railway at the Industrial Railway Record

External links[edit]

Media related to Woolmer at Wikimedia Commons