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Weston Patrick

The name Weston Patrick is probably derived from Patrick de Chaworth who owned the manor in the thirteenth century. The manor is not mentioned in the Domesday Survey as it was probably included at that time amongst the extensive lands attached to the manor at Odiham. The first known owner was William Briwere who was a great favourite of both Richard I and King John. The manor became part of the Duchy of Lancaster and remained with the crown until Henry VIII granted it to Laurence Herwood and Stephen Tennant in 1546-7. From that time the descent follows that of the manor of Basing.

The extensive areas of woodland in the parish are a legacy from Patrick de Chaworth. He obtained a licence to enclose a total area of seventy acres in 1257; the land comprised the lawn and woods called Heywood and Haselmangrave. In later years, as part of Henry VIII's grant to Laurence Herwood and Stephen Tennant, two more woods called Little Park Copse and Great Park were added to the estate in 1546-7.

The twelfth century Church of St. Lawrence, with its pagoda bell turret, is built of flint and stone, and incorporates a late twelfth century doorway. The fabric was restored and rebuilt in 1868 by Thomas Henry Wyatt, mostly at his own expense. The Wyatts were lords of the manor at that time, and the family paid for the rebuilding of the church and contributed to its upkeep for many years.

Further information on attractions to discover in the area and other interesting villages to visit is available.  For information on public services for Weston Patrick please take a look at the Basingstoke local pages.


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