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Weobley (Herefordshire)
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Weobley shown within Herefordshire
Unitary authority Herefordshire
Ceremonial county Herefordshire
Region West Midlands
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HEREFORD
Postcode district HR4
Dialling code 01544
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
European Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Leominster
List of places: UKEnglandHerefordshire

Coordinates: 52°10'N 2°52'W? / ?52.17, -2.87

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.

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 Naseby during 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 borough corporation.

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