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INTRODUCTION

This is a web Site dedicated to the history of the parish of Weeke. Weeke is close to Winchester in Hampshire England and is in the upper half of Buddlesgate hundred.

Weeke is the first parish on leaving the city to the north west beyond where the original Roman wall was located. The church is at OS map reference SU 468 304. The parish is approximately bounded by the Roman road to Cirencester (the modern Andover Road) and the Roman Road to Salisbury (the modern Sarum Road).

Weeke is not typical of the agricultural based parishes in Hampshire. It was originally a farming community with a ready market for produce in Winchester. Slowly the parish has changed in recent centuries from a small rural community to become an extension of Winchester as it has become a suburb of the City. It is now, early in the twenty first century, largely built on with little of the farming activity left and the major green space is on the Downs where The Royal Winchester Golf Club is based.

This site is a continually growing and updates will be recorded in site updates and some of the material is lacking in detail that hopefully will be expanded. I am always interested in feedback from readers particularly if they can correct or add to the content.


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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks are due to the Hampshire Record Office for their help and support in producing the material in this web site. Their kind permission is acknowledged in allowing the web site to goahead.

The kind permission of the Reverend Peter Seal, the present rector of the parish of St Matthews with St Pauls, for allowing the transcription of St Matthew's early Parish Registers and the list of historic Rectors to be included on this web site.

The kind permission of the publisher Phillimore to quote the section that relates to Weeke in 'The Doomsday book of Hampshire'.

The kind permission of Phillips and the Crown to use one of their maps as the basemap for the Tithe field overlay the author has produced.

In addition to the Weeke history the website also includes the transcriptions of a number of north Hampshire parishes:-
1. Kingsclere
2. Baughurst
3. Wolverton
4. Ewhurst
5. Litchfield
6. Monk Sherborne

Release 2.0 last update 02/09/08

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