Weston-on-Avon

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Weston-on-Avon is a village which was recorded in the Domesday Book. Originally in Gloucestershire, it was transferred to Warwickshire in 1931. It is about 3 miles (5 km) southwest of the town of Stratford-upon-Avon.[1]

History[edit]

The Domesday book recorded that Weston was one of about six villages in the area given to Hugh de Grandmesnil as reward for his help at the Battle of Hastings.

"The same Hugh holds Weston-on-Avon.and Roger holds of him. There are four hides. Baldwin held it TRE.[2] In demesne two ploughs and six villans with three ploughs. There are four slaves and five female slaves and a mill rendering ten shillings. It was worth £7, now £6".[3]

Famous residents[edit]

  • Sir John Greville, an MP in five Parliaments, was buried here in 1480. See Binton.
  • Robert Fisher Tomes, English farmer and zoologist, was born here on 4 August 1823.
  • John Trapp, vicar of Weston and Anglican Bible commentator, died here in 1669.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weston-upon-Avon, The Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry, retrieved 2008-05-30 
  2. ^ TRE in Latin is Tempore Regis Edwardi. This means in the time of Edward the Confessor before the Battle of Hastings.
  3. ^ Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.464

External links[edit]

Media related to Weston-on-Avon at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°09′54″N 1°46′12″W / 52.165°N 1.770°W / 52.165; -1.770