Monk Sherborne and Ramsdell
Monk Sherborne and Ramsdell lie north of the A339 Basingstoke to Newbury road; "Sherborne" suggests a clear stream. History records that the Manor of Monk Sherborne was held in the reign of Edward the Confessor by one Alnod Cild. At the time of the Domesday Survey it belonged to Hugh de Port, as a reward for his valiance at Hastings; his son Henry gave it to the Benedictine Priory which he founded there - hence the "Monk". The area was settled in prehistoric times and many Roman items have been found, suggesting it as the site of an important villa. All Saints at Monk Sherborne (Grade I listed) is an unusually complete example of an early Norman church, retaining much of its original shape and simplicity.

Ramsdell has a 19th century church (pictured), and there is a Methodist chapel in Charter Alley. Local pubs include the Queen's College Arms, the White Hart and the Mole, built on the old village green at Monk Sherborne. Queen's College, Oxford is a significant local property owner.

Monk Sherborne and District has a very active horticultural society, which celebrated its own Golden Jubilee, along with Her Majesty's, with a garden showcase at Chelsea in 2002.

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4 Aug 2007 Monk Sherborne hold Flower Show
9 Jul 2005 Sir George looks on on Road Safety Stand at Ramsdell Fete
7 Aug 2004 Horticultural Shows in NW Hampshire
28 Jul 2004 Sir George meets traders on A340 in Sherborne St John
29 Dec 2003 Village Evenings take off at the Mole
15 Aug 2003 Broadband dates for Overton, Dummer and Monk Sherborne
2 Aug 2003 Monk Sherborne holds Annual Show
11 Jul 2003 Broadband - Good News for Dummer and Monk Sherborne
3 May 2003 Monk Sherborne hold Plant Sale
23 Apr 2003 Broadband: Progress in North West Hampshire
20 Nov 2002 Sir George's Constituency to be reduced in size
25 Oct 2002 Early Bird Appeal launched at North Hampshire Hospital
1 Oct 2002 Celebration Evening at the ARK
3 Aug 2002 Monk Sherborne hold Golden Jubilee Show
5 Jul 2002 Sir George attacks Government planning proposals
5 Jul 2002 Sir George talks to Ramsdell Tories
4 Jun 2002 More Jubilee Events in North Hampshire Villages
4 May 2002 Monk Sherborne hold Plant Sale
14 Apr 2002 Sir George launches ARK
10 Apr 2002 Basingstoke and Deane - Time for a Better Deal
26 Mar 2002 Highways Agency replies to Sir George on A339 safety.
9 Dec 2001 Conservatives hold Christmas Cheer Party at Sherborne St John
30 Nov 2001 Angela Browning addresses local Tories
30 Nov 2001 Topping out ceremony at the Ark
7 Aug 2000 The Youngs at the Monk Sherborne Fete
5 Aug 2000 Monk Sherborne Show
6 May 2000 Youngs at Village Plant Sale
6 Jul 2001 Can I use material from your site in our local village website?
9 Jun 2001 How do I get a link to my site from your site?
Local Links
Horticultural Society at Chelsea
I don't know how long the BBC will sustain this page from Chelsea 2002 - visit it soon!
Christ Church Ramsdell
Linked with Wolverton with Ewhurst, Hannington and Baughurst.
History of All Saints Church
Well worth reading about the history of this ancient and venerable Christian building.
Monk Sherborne cum Pamber Women's Institute
They meet at Monk Sherborne village hall at 2.30 pm on the second Tuesday of the month.
Ramsdell Cricket Club
A small and friendly village cricket club, "always ready to welcome new players to the club of all ages and abilities and anyone wishing to join can contact us via phone or e-mail."
Boscus wood and the Forest of Pamber
Fascinating background on the flora and fauna of the area since William I created his hunting grounds here.
Monk Sherborne - a personal site
Hilary Roberts' personal pages about Monk Sherborne, Sadly her site generates a lot of pop up advertising links that try to install software on your computer, so approach with care! There are some interesting photographs.
Pamber Heath archives
Not really part of this parish, but near enough to be of local interest!

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