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St Boniface and Nursling

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Hampshire People

A man named Winfrith and born in Devon became known as the ‘Apostle of Germany’. The humble Winfrith became St Boniface and his story started to take root in Nursling Hampshire. At Nursling (Bede refered to it as Nhutscelle), where the River Test winds towards the sea, one of the earliest Benedictine monastries was founded.…

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St Simon and St Jude Bramdean

St Simon and St Jude Bramdean
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Itchen Valley Churches

In the ‘valley where the broom grows’, well actually not in the valley but sitting high above it, is the church of St Simon and St Jude Bramdean. You do not glimpse it from the road but this C12th church gazes down on its community, well above the winter bourne that floods the road below…

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WWI Memorial Donald Wood Chawton

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series WWI Hampshire Memorials

The church of St Nicholas Chawton has a lovely memorial to a man, Donald Wood, who gave his life fighting for his country in World War I. Whilst visited for its Austen connections its lovely to remember others who also lie here.

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WW1 Memorial the Tillard Brothers

Tillard Memorial Sheet
This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series WWI Hampshire Memorials

WWI memorials can be fond in many Hampshire churches. Hampshire History is taking the opportunity to remember some of those who gave their lives. The Tillard brothers died within a few weeks of each other in France in WWI.

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Meonstoke Font

The font at St Andrew’s church Meonstoke, is a simple C12th example with a beautiful lead lining.

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Guy Burgess and West Meon

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Hampshire People

The remains of Guy Burgess, the Englishman who turned his back on his own country during the Cold War to become a Soviet spy, lie in Hampshire, in West Meon church yard by the grave of his father.

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Beautiful Brockenhurst Church

St Nicholas Church Brockenhurst

The oldest church in the New Forest, Brockenhurst church, the church of St Nicholas, has a beautifully mellow look, as though it has occupied this position for ever. And it nearly has. Like several other Hampshire churches, St Nicholas is positioned on a mound, a sign that this position has been held sacred maybe since…

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