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Breamore or Breamer, Hampshire

Historical Description

Breamore or Breamer, a parish and a liberty in Hants, on the river Avon, with a station on the Salisbury and Dorset railway, 8 miles S of Salisbury. The parish includes Outwick, and has a post office under Salisbury; money order office, Fordingbridge; telegraph office at railway station. Acreage, 2676; population, 592. The manor belongs to the family of Hulse. Breamore House was burnt down in 1856. A priory of black canons was founded in the time of Henry I. by Baldwin, Earl of Devon, and given at the dissolution to the Marquis of Exeter. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £619 with residence. The church is ancient and good; the chancel was restored in 1874. The liberty is in Ringwood division, and conterminate with the parish. There is also a Methodist chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyHampshire 
Ecclesiastical parishBreamore St. Mary 
Poor Law unionFordingbridge 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Villages, Hamlets, &c


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.