St Peter's, Hambledon

The Parish Church of Hambledon, dedicated to St Peter and St Paul, stands at the top of the hill overlooking the village spread along the valley below. The main structure of the large and complex building dates from the 13th century. However, within this shell there is an almost complete late Saxon church dating from 11th century making it is the oldest structure in the village. Later additions include a 15th century porch and the 18th century tower rebuilt in 1794 following a near catastrophic fire. The church was carefully restored in 1876 with various Victorian alterations and most recently has had significant work carried out to replace the roofs of the south and north aisles. The church has been the centre of the Hambledon community for more than a 1000 years and remains today the focus of religious life. POST CODE: GU8 4DS