Place:Penton Grafton, Hampshire, England

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NamePenton Grafton
Alt namesPenitonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 124
Penton-Graftonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Weyhillsource: village in parish
Clanvillesource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.224°N 1.528°W
Located inHampshire, England
See alsoAndover Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Andover Rural, Hampshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Test Valley District, Hampshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Penton Grafton is a village and civil parish in the Test Valley District of Hampshire. It is adjacent to the village and parish of Penton Mewsey. Both villages are collectively known as "The Pentons". Weyhill is a village in the southern part of Penton Grafton parish.

The town of Andover is approximately 2 miles (3 km) south-east from the village.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Penton Grafton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"WEYHILL, or Penton-Grafton, a parish, with a village, in Andover district, Hants; 3 miles W by N of Andover r. station. It has a post-office under Andover, and a great annual fair, beginning on 10 Oct., and continuing for several days. Acres: 1,888. Rated property: £3,698. Population: 444. Houses: 95. 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. Value: £476. Patron: Queen's College, Oxford. The church is early Norman, and was recently restored. There are a national school, and charities £10."

Weyhill

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Weyhill is a village, three miles west of Andover, Hampshire. Within it there is a church, a nursing home, a pub and an historic Fairground site that houses a number of craft studios, a Village Hall and a Tearoom The historic Weyhill Fairground was the site used by Thomas Hardy in his book The Mayor of Casterbridge where Michael Henchard sells his wife. Hardy called it Weydon Priors. A fair has been held on the site as far back as the 11th Century.

In former times it had Weyhill railway station.

Weyhill has a population of 630 people according to the 2011 Census.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 4, chapter on Weyhill with Penton Grafton.
  • GENUKI has a list of archive holders in Hampshire including the Hampshire Record Office, various museums in Portsmouth and Southhampton, the Isle of Wight Record Office and Archives.
  • The Hampshire Online Parish Clerk project has a large collection of transcriptions from Parish Registers across Hampshire.
  • A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 together with tables listing the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered, along with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Do respect the copyright on this material.
  • The three-storey City Museum in Winchester covers the Iron Age and Roman periods, the Middle Ages, and the Victorian period.
  • Volumes in The Victoria County History Series are available for Hampshire through British History Online. There are three volumes and the county is covered by parishes within the old divisions of "hundreds".
A collection of maps on the A Vision of Britain through Time website illustrating the English county of Hampshire over the period 1832-1932 (the last two are expandible):
  • A group of maps of the post-1974 municipal districts or boroughs of Hampshire on Wikipedia Commons
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This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Weyhill. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.