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Weobley Village
10-MAR-2012

Weobley Village

Weobley is a Tudor village, with many beautiful timber framed buildings.

................pronounced Webley....well if you pronounce it wrong you might be put in the stocks.. or tied to the ducking stool.... yeah i did say duck lol..... or burnt at the stake......yeah thay had plenty of ways to kill you......if you didn't go to church,you had to pay a fine.......oh 4 the good old days ;)..nothing like a good bit of hung drawn and quartering before Sunday lunch

When Wibba created a clearing in the woods (a ley) here in the 6th Century, little did he think that his name would still be attached to the village 1500 years later. His father, Cridda, was King of Mercia and held a hill fort not far away at Credenhill (Cridda's hill).

In Weobley many aspects of 1500 years of British history are represented. From its Saxon origins, through the Norman Conquest to the medieval period, the Civil War, and the agricultural revolution. Here you will discover the remains of an 11th Century castle, a 12th Century Church and many houses from the14th Century onwards.

In the village is 'the Throne', a large 400 year old box - King Charles I spent the night here on 5 September 1645, after the Battle of Naseby during the English Civil War.


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lou_rozensteins12-Mar-2012 23:53
Excellent work. Very well done.
Sheila12-Mar-2012 22:13
Well of course it looks marvelous. Exactly what tourists and ex pats want to see.
Very interesting commentary too.
The Play Area could be interesting :-)
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