When Wibba created a clearing in the woods (a lay) here in the 6th century, little did he think that his name would still be attached to the village 1500 years later. His father, Crida, was King of Mercia and held a hill fort not far away at Credenhill (Crida’s hill).
In Weobley many aspects of 1500 years of British history are represented. From it’s
Saxon origins, through the Norman Conquest to the medieval period, the Civil War
and the agricultural revolution. Here you will discover the remains of an 11th century
castle, a 12th century church and many houses for 14th-
The village has an historic church, the cxhurch of St. Peter and St. Paul, with a Norman south doorway, a 13th century chancel and a 14th century tower with a spire that is the second tallest in the county.
In the village is ‘the Throne’ a large 400 year old box. King Charles I spent the night here on 5th 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 of 1832.
In 2001 the artist Walenty Pytel completed a sculpture of a magpie for the village (a magpie is the village emblem). The sculpture was commissioned after the village won the Calour Gas/Daily Telegraph Great Britain village of the year in 1999.
Weobley vies with Pembridge for the title of ‘jewel in the crown’ of the black and white trail. With it’s shops, places to eat and historic buildings Weobley is a delight and a must for visitors.