infobox UK place
region= West Midlands
Weobley is a
black and white villagein 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 Bookthe village name was transcribed as "Wibelai".
In the Saxon period it is known that brewing and glove-making were carried out in the village.
The village has an historic church, the Church of St Peter and St Paul, with a Norman south doorway, 13th-century chancel and 14th-century tower, and a spire that is the second-tallest in the county, castle ruins, a high school and a primary school with a pioneering system of heating.
In the village is 'the Throne', a large 400 year old box - King Charles I spent the night here on 5 September 1645, after the
Battle of Nasebyduring the English Civil War.
It was once incorporated as a borough, sending two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons until the
Reform Act 1832, (see Weobley (UK Parliament constituency)and once had a boroughcorporation.
* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=3855154 Photos of Weobley and surrounding area on geograph]
* [http://www.castlewales.com/weobly.html Weobley castle]
* [http://www.thedairyhouse.co.uk/ The Dairy House in Weobley]
* [http://www.weobleyandstaunton.co.uk/weobley/index.htm St Peter and St Paul church, Weobley]
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