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The Wey, Dorset

Historical Description

Wey, The, a river of Dorsetshire, rising near Upway, and running 6 miles south-south-eastward to the sea at Wey, The, a river of Hants and Surrey, rising near Alton, in Hants, and running about 35 miles north-eastward past Farnham, Godalming, Guildford, and Woking to the Thames at Weybridge. It has been navigable since 1760 up to Godalming.

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 CountyDorsetshire 
DioceseBristol1542 - 1836
DioceseSalisbury1836 -

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

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.