Church of St Peter ad Vincula, Colemore, Hampshire
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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.
A Victorian jewel set in the South Downs countryside.
A jewel inspired by the chapel of French kings
Only a chancel remaining
Parking on road, or on the grassy verge outside the church in fine weather. There is one step down into church.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
6 miles south of Alton, off A32
Nearest railway station: Petersfield (5 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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.Hampshire County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Hampshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.St Peter Ad Vincula Church, Colemore guidebook
Click here to download a copy of the Church Plan which sets out the shared vision for the future of the church. This is a working document that will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any feedback or if you want to contact us about the church plan please drop us a line. When you write, please do give the name of the church, thank you!
All our Hampshire churches are in our West region.
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