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Weston Corbett

The early habitation of Weston Corbett has been dated back to the Roman-British period as indicated by archaeological finds such as tiles and pottery. Mediaeval pottery has also been found, as Weston Corbett was once a flourishing hamlet which decayed some time after the Middle Ages and has now disappeared completely.

There is no mention of Weston Corbett in the Domesday Survey of 1086; the first reference to it is in 1224 when the land belonged to the crown and was held by Thomas Corbett. The Corbett family gave their name to the parish, but the land at Weston Corbett changed hands many times. Notable lords of the manor have included the de Breuse, Higgons, Serle and Oglander families, and in this century the Jervoise family have been the principle landowners.

In 1316 Weston Corbett was a hamlet, but by 1801 there were only ten inhabitants in the whole parish. The population has increased slightly since then, but there is no village in the parish and the dwellings comprise only a few houses and two farms. There is no school in the parish so the children have to go to Weston Patrick for their education.

There was a mediaeval church here but by the sixteenth century it was in ruins and was never rebuilt, even the site of the church is not known, although traditionally it is sited north or west of Manor Farm.

There are a few wooded areas in the parish and several public footpaths and bridleways.

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


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