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Weobley, Herefordshire

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Weobley, Herefordshire

Not to be confused with Weobley Castle in Wales Weobley is a black and white village in Herefordshire, England. The name possibly derives from 'Wibba's Ley', a ley being a woodland glade and Wibba being a local Saxon landowner. In the Domesday Book the village name was transcribed as Wibelai. In the Saxon period it is known that brewing and glove-making were carried out in the village.
Administrative CountyHerefordshire
Traditional CountyHerefordshire
OS GridSO4051
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01544

Other names by which Weobley, Herefordshire has been known in the past

Weabley ~ Webley ~ Weobelig ~ Weobly ~ Wibelai

Weobley, Herefordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Weobly, small town and par., Herefordshire, Smiles N. of Moorhampton sta. and 7 miles SW. of Leominster, 3309 ac., pop. 882; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Weobly stands amidst picturesque scenery, is an ancient town, and sent 2 members to Parliament from the reign of Edward I. until 1832. A grassy mound marks the site of its old castle, which figured in the wars of Stephen and Maud. The church, restored in 1866, is a fine structure. There is an endowed grammar school. Brewing is carried on.

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