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|Twelve miles north-west of Hereford, in the green and pleasant countryside which lies at England's heart, hides one of the most picturesque and interesting black and white villages in England. Weobley (pronounced "Webbly"), dates back to Anglo Saxon times in the reign of King Creoda, King of Mercia, and like most other communities of
any importance it was included in the Domesday Book prepared for William the Conqueror and undoubtedly formed part of the English defences against the Welsh, whose border, still marked by the Offa's Dyke path, is only a few miles away.
The village was granted to one Walter de Lacey by William the Conqueror, and subsequently passed through the hands of several other families, until the Marquis of Bath, the then owner, sold the lands in 1921.
Weobley is one of the famous "Black and White
Villages" of rural Herefordshire, dating back to
the middle ages.
More recently, the village won the "National village of the Year" in 1999.
The village was also used as a setting for a new feature film due out soon , “Who shot Victor Fox” , starring Sean Connery and Julie Andrews.
Weobley is well served by local services :
These include two pubs, restaurants, post office , doctors surgery, a dental surgery ,library , a primary school and secondary school , a garage and numerous shops , including butchers , mini supermarket , newsagents , ironmongers.