Virtual Tour - St. Peter's Church

You've made it to St. Peter's Church, the oldest remaining building in Farnborough, dating back to the 12th century.

Where to now? Close by is Farnborough Rectory and to the West are the former sites of Brands Removals Store, Coombe Farm, the lodge houses to Farnborough Place along with Farnborough Court. Also nearby is the Clockhouse, one of the most recognisable sights in Farnborough. For the full list of locations nearby, pick where you want to go next from the menu on the right.

Quick tip Take a look at images 1,5 6, 7 and 8 for authentic 'now and then' comparisons.

Click on an image to see how St. Peter's Church has changed over the years. (Remember to scroll down to see the larger images).

1. Date NA 2. Date NA 3. 1897 4. 1897
5. 1921 6. 1939 7. 1955 8. 2007
9. 2007 10. 2007 11. 2007 12. 2007

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Images and thumbnails 1-5 and 7 are reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection. The scans of images 1-2 are copyright of Brian Farnham. Image and thumbnail 6 is reproduced courtesy of St Andrews University. The major archive of monochrome topographical views by James Valentine & Co. is held by the University of St Andrews Library. For further details of this collection please contact the Library, or refer to

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