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Anglo Saxon Period

Royal Forest of Woolmer

Royal Forest of Woolmer

The Royal Forest of Woolmer A little known area of Hampshire that was once a Medieval royal hunting forest. It lies near Liphook and the Sussex border and like all the hunting forests, would once have been a mainly open and treeless landscape. The open heath land would have been home to a herds of…

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Hamble Le Rice

Hamble Le Rice

Hamble Le Rice is bursting with history and delightful scenery. The settlement on the River Hamble estuary is ancient and intriguing and perfect for exploration.

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Portchester Castle

Portchester Castle history

Portchester Castle is breathtakingly beautiful, sitting on the northern shore of Portsmouth Harbour. Its Roman walls and bastions are as imposing today as they must have appeared seventeen hundred years ago.

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Quarley Church

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Andover Area Churches

Quarley church,the ancient church of St Michaels in Quarley Hampshire is surrounded by a flower filled graveyard and has its origins in Saxon England.

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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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Saxons in the Meon Valley

Corhampton church and King Cnut

The Saxons in the Meon Valley Project is a superb heritage lottery funded community history project, which is producing an aerial film of the Meon Valley.

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The Yew at West Tisted

West Tisted Yew

The yew at West Tisted is an ancient tree standing alongside the equally ancient building of St Mary Magdalene church, with its traces of Anglo Saxon architecture.

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All Saints Church Little Somborne

All Saints Church Little Somborne

All Saints Church Little Somborne is an Anglo Saxon church that sits close to Somborne Park in Hampshire and has remained largely untouched for seven hundred years. It is a looked after by the Church Conservation Trust.

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St Mary Magdalene West Tisted

St Mary Magdalene West Tisted

St Mary Magdalene church in West Tisted is one of Hampshire’s hidden gems. To find it involves taking a small path over a moat. The church sits within the grounds of a manor house whose history is tied up with the English Civil War and the Tichborne family. The church itself is much older, early…

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St Mary’s Church Eling

St Mary's church Eling Hampshire

St Mary’s church Eling, has been in existence since Anglo Saxon times and sits above the Eling Tide Mill and Eling Quay. It contains a Titanic memorial to three parishioners who lost their lives in the disaster.

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Corhampton Church and King Cnut

Corhampton Church

A possible link between Corhampton church and King Cnut The Anglo Saxon church is awash with historical gems and it’s interesting to consider some of the connections made between its architecture and artefacts and other events that occurred in its long history. Go to the northern side of the church and look at the blocked…

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Nunnaminster Winchester

Ruins of Nunnaminster Winchester

Nunnaminster in Winchester was the Saxon abbey founded in 903AD by King Alfred and his wife Ealhswith. It was a wooden structure re-built in stone and then enlarged by the Normans.

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