If you are moving house, looking to start a new life in Damerham or retiring to Damerham, we can help you.
Right at the border of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, lies an ancient community (OK, some of the population are quite young…)
Damerham is in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) and is positively bristling with burial mounds, Roman roads, ancient remains and earthworks.
The place was once in Wiltshire but was reallocated to Hampshire in 1995. Its nearest town is Fordingbridge.
Damerham is on the Allen river, which flows to Martin and joins the Avon at Fordingbridge.
Here you will find tranquillity, community and real heart.
There is a mix of cottages, a riverside mill and a Norman church here, should you be looking for chocolate box prettiness.
Practically too, the village ticks the boxes, with lots of activities and events on offer.
Learn more about life in Damerham at damerham.net.
Damerham Village History
Damerham is mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and the Domesday Book. It was a grand place, with all sorts of royals mentioned.
Ham class minesweeper HMS Damerham is named after the village.
Two 6,000-year-old tombs discovered in Damerham are some of the earliest monuments built in Britain. There are earthworks here, and a rich seam of history going back millennia. The village was owned by Catherine Parr, Henry XIII’s wife, before being passed to a succession of churchmen over the years. Catherine Parr is thought to have bred racehorses at Court Farm.
There were once four mills at Damerham. But the only mill still standing is Damerham Mill on the River Allen.
Saint George’s church is mainly from the Norman period, but has elements that were rebuilt and added over the centuries.
West Park House was attacked in 1830, in a riot against the introduction of machinery called the Swing riots. Several rioters were captured and sent to prison.
A great many homes were damaged in the Great Fire of 1866. The blaze started in a house where Wath Cottage is now and spread rapidly, damaging 32 houses and three farms.
There is said to be a tunnel from the church to the farm, dug to protect priests during the reformation. People believe there are ghosts – one of whom smokes a rather smelly pipe…
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There’s lots going on here – something for everyone.
There are some allotments, in case you fancy having a plot to escape to.
If you do have an allotment, you could consider joining the Damerham and District Horticultural Society, whose 200 members come from Rockbourne, Whitsbury, Sandleheath and Martin as well as Damerham itself.
Go to ddhs.co.uk for more details.
Many social groups are on offer, but if you’d rather avail yourself of some informal gatherings The Compasses Inn is in Bridge Street, offering food and accommodation. The Compasses can be found here.
Damerham Tea and Chat started in 1997 to offer outings for the less mobile and their friends.
They meet on the first Wednesday of the month.
The Coffee Pot started in October 2011, as a meet-up with refreshments and has grown to welcome visitors from outside the village.
The Damerham and Martin Bell Ringers ring every Sunday at Damerham or Martin and for the odd wedding and occasion.
Learners are welcome.
Then there’s Martin & Damerham Womens Institute, which meets on the second Wednesday of each month.
Click here for more details on the WI.
Finally, the Royal British Legion – Damerham and Western Downland Branch, serves the Western Downland communities of Damerham, Martin, Rockbourne and Whitsbury.
Members raise money through the Poppy Appeal and through local events and represent the legion at remembrance occasions.
You don’t have to have a service background to join.
Properties in Damerham had an average price of £454,742 in the last year.
Most were detached properties, selling for an average of £565,000. Semi-detached properties sold for around £398,000, and terraced properties £237,450.
See homes available in Damerham here.
Damerham Village Fair is held on the last Saturday in July with the Damerham and District Horticultural Society Summer Show.
A dinner and dance and a clay pigeon shoot are held as part of several days of events.
Go to damerhamfair.co.uk for more.
There’s always something going on at Damerham Village Hall.
It can be hired for many uses – go to damerham.org.
The village school is one of two linked schools – they are the only Federated School in Hampshire. The other half is in Rockbourne two miles away. The school narrowly avoided closure when numbers fell, after coming up with the innovative plan to join forces with Rockbourne School to form a federation, with the infants in Damerham, and the juniors in Rockbourne.
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