Weston, Berkshire

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The river nearby

Weston is a village in the civil parish of Welford in the English county of Berkshire.

History[edit]

The Domesday book recorded that Weston was a manor under the control of the "Church of Abingdon" in 1086.

"Of the land in this manor, Reinbold holds Leckhampstead 10 hides and William 4 hides at Weston and Berner 2 hides at Boxford.... There is land for 11 ploughs . There are three ploughs and 12 villans and 24 bordars with six ploughs and six four slaves and two acres of meadow and a church. It is and was worth 10 pounds.[1]

Geography[edit]

It is situated approximately half way between East Shefford and Welford on the river Lambourn in the district of West Berkshire. The M4 motorway runs close by. The river is close by and there are two bridges to take you north to Elton Farm. The photo is a view of the section on the eastern side of the bridge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.142

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 51°27′36″N 1°25′34″W / 51.460°N 1.426°W / 51.460; -1.426