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Weyhill, Hampshire

Historical Description

Weyhill or Penton Grafton, a parish, with a village, in Hants, having a station on the Midland and South-Western Junction railway, 70 miles from London and 3 W by N of Andover, and a post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage, 1892; population, 430. It has a great annual fair for horses and sheep, beginning on 10 Oct., and continuing for several days. The fair is visited by persons from all parts of the kingdom. Cheese and hops are also sold in considerable quantities; the hop fair commences on 12 Oct. There is also a fair for cattle on the second Thursday in April, and a lamb fair on the last Friday in July. The manor belonged anciently to Grestein Abbey in France, was held by the poet Chaucer, and passed to Ewelme Hospital in Oxfordshire. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £350 with residence. Patron, Queen's College, Oxford. The church is Early Norman, and has been restored.

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 CountyHampshire 
Ecclesiastical parishWeyhill St. Michael 
Poor Law unionAndover 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictTest Valley
RegionSouth East
Postal districtSP11
Post TownAndover