Local information

: Lynchmere, Hammer & Camelsdale

Location & History:

The parish of Lynchmere includes the villages of Hammer, Camelsdale and the hamlet of Lynchmere. It is the northernmost parish in the Chichester District.

Bordered on the north by the River Wey (which divides West Sussex and Surrey) on the west by Bramshott in Hampshire, on the south by the Shulbrede stream and to the east by Fernhurst.

Lynchmere began as a Saxon settlement. The church; St. Peter’s, has Saxon origins.

In 1200, during the reign of King John, an Augustinian monastery was founded at Shulbrede, at the bottom of the hill below the church. Hammer, originally the site of 16th Century iron works, developed around the brickworks which became important in the 19th century. Camelsdale was developed at the same time.

There are several other churches in the parish;
St. Paul’s, in Camelsdale
St. Michael’s, a chapel of ease of St. Peter’s, Lynchmere.
Three Counties church in Hammer.

The parish enjoys extensive National Trust commons nearby.

Please link to: www.stagecoachbus.com for bus service information.

Please link to www.trainline.co.uk
for services to and from Haslemere Railway Station.

Population: 2001 census – 2,225

Facilities & Organisations:

The parish owns several recreation grounds, one in Camelsdale and two in Hammer; one of which is used mainly by the Hammer United Football Club.

Lynchmere has 2 playgrounds:
One at Copse Road and the other at Camelsdale.
There are also numerous sports and social clubs in the parish. 
  • Boules   
  • Brownies
  • Cubs
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Guides
  • Over 60’s
  • Rainbows
  • Scouts
  •  Stoolball
  •  WI 
Playgroup - 08:30am - 12:00pm Mondays - Fridays

Various church groups.

There is a vibrant first school at Camelsdale
See the Local Organisations page for more contact information.