Church of St Peter ad Vincula, Colemore, Hampshire

Address: Colemore, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3RX
View on map

A church with a stormy history

This remote and charming upland church has had a stormy history since it was built in the 12th century.

Cruciform, until its south transept was demolished in 1670, it has several times over the centuries been declared 'ruinous’ and then repaired; now it is again in good order and cherished.

Inside, its two bells (c1380 and 1627) suspended above the west end below the bell turret are a curiosity. The 12th century Purbeck marble font and 16th century wooden screen are notable and there are fine memorials in the nave.

There is also a fine east window (1876) by the Kempe Studio.

Have you visited this church?

Send us your comments

How to find us

To locate this church on a map, click on the 'View on map' link that appears below the address information at the top of the page.

Road directions

6 miles south of Alton, off A32

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Petersfield (5 miles)

OS Reference No.

SU 706 308

What’s on & news

News

06/01/14 We would like to warn all our volunteers and visitors to take care when visiting our churches due to the…

See more events and news

Nearby attractions

Holy Trinity Church,  Privett, Hampshire

Holy Trinity Church, Privett, Hampshire
A Victorian jewel set in beautiful countryside. A church from…

St Mary the Virgin Old Church,  Preston Candover, Hampshire

St Mary the Virgin Old Church, Preston Candover, Hampshire
Only a chancel remaining

Jane Austen's House

Jane Austen's House
Heritage site

Uppark House

Uppark House
National Trust property

See more nearby churches & attractions

Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

Text code 'OCCT05' to 70070 to donate now (free from all networks).

Or use the button below to donate online.

Donate online

Image gallery

Click on images to view larger

Images from Flickr

The CCT is grateful to the Flickr group, Friends of the Churches Conservation Trust, for the images shown here. CCT is not responsible for the quality or content of images taken from Flickr.


Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

Text code 'OCCT05' to 70070 to donate now (free from all networks).

Or use the button below to donate online.

Donate online

Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.








PDF iconHampshire County Guide (PDF, 4.9mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in
Hampshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

Nearby CCT churches

Holy Trinity Church,  Privett, Hampshire

Holy Trinity Church, Privett, Hampshire A Victorian jewel set in beautiful countryside. A church from our finest shortlist. Merepond Lane, Privett, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3PE
See church page

St Mary the Virgin Old Church,  Preston Candover, Hampshire

St Mary the Virgin Old Church, Preston Candover, Hampshire Only a chancel remaining Preston Candover, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25 2EN
See church page

St Mary's Church,  Itchen Stoke, Hampshire

St Mary's Church, Itchen Stoke, Hampshire A jewel inspired by the chapel of French kings Itchen Stoke, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0QU
See church page

Nearby attractions

Bishop's Waltham Palace

Bishop's Waltham Palace The ruins of a medieval palace (together with later additions) used by the Bishops and senior clergy of Winchester as they travelled through their diocese. http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/bishops-waltham-palace

Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

Text code 'OCCT05' to 70070 to donate now (free from all networks).

Or use the button below to donate online.

Donate online

Have you visited this church?

Why not share your experience with us?

Comments

  1. Alan Grove (19 Mar 2013, 20:17)

    A really interesting hamlet little altered from medieval times. Apart from the church there are two interesting houses, what appears to be a tithe barn and a granery barn standing on its straddle stones.

  2. Alan Grove (19 Mar 2013, 20:28)

    I should have added that the church was clean and tidy inside - even the pews. All credit to whomever is maintaining the church.

Write a comment

CAPTCHA

Please try another code if you can't read the letters and numbers.

Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

Text code 'OCCT05' to 70070 to donate now (free from all networks).

Or use the button below to donate online.

Donate online

Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

Text code 'OCCT05' to 70070 to donate now (free from all networks).

Or use the button below to donate online.

Donate online

Church of St Peter ad Vincula, Colemore, Hampshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

There is one step down into church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.