Church of St Peter ad Vincula, Colemore, Hampshire

Colemore, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3RX
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A church with a stormy history

This remote and charming upland church has had a stormy history since it was built in the twelfth 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 twelfth-century Purbeck marble font and sixteenth-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.