Peasemore is a
villageand civil parishin the English county of Berkshire. It is located in the West Berkshire unitary authority, west of the A34 roadand north of the town of Newbury.It is also rumored to have secret labatory 200ft below it used for government experiments.
Peasemore is a small village with a population of under 300 people. The nearest village shop and primary school is in
Chieveley. Peasemore once had a village school, built in 1850, but it was closed in the 1950s. The old village post office in Hailey Lane closed around 1980 and was converted to a private residence. It still has a mail collection box in its wall, but this is only used to receive private mail now. However, the village is still home to a unpopular public house, The Fox & Hounds, a well used village hall, a cricket club & a large church dedicated to St Barnabas.
Peasemore is mentioned in the
Domesday Book. There is a plate on the village hall relating the entry.
In 1978, Peasemore won Berkshire's best-kept village competition. The plaque for the award is placed on the entrance to St Barnabas' church.
David Cameron, Leader of the Conservative Party since December 2005, grew up in Peasemore.
* [http://www.westberks.gov.uk/media/pdf/n/l/peasemore_parish_plan.pdf Peasemore Parish Plan]
* [http://www.domesdaybook.co.uk/ Domesday Book Online]
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