This Hampshire village has a history dating back to the Iron and Bronze Ages. Evidence of the Meonwara tribe living in this northern most part of the Meon Valley has been found locally. In Lippen Wood there are the remains of a substantial Roman Villa. The village features in the history of the English Civil War being near to Cheriton and the churchyard is the final resting place for some well known names of English history. Among them Thomas Lord the founder of Lord's Cricket Ground, and another less celebrated figure from the 20th century, the spy Guy Burgess.
Today the village is a thriving community that despite its modest size maintains a village shop, cafe and Post Office, a butchers shop, a doctors surgery and a pub as well as a large number of clubs and socities, all of which are detailed in the Directory section on the website. At the last census the population was 749.
Highlights of the website are:
Calendar - please click on the calendar on the right for details of all events taking place in West Meon for the next 3 months
Latest News - please email your news so we can keep the website updated and we'd welcome feedback so contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Council Minutes + contact details of councillors
In addition to the website, The Parish News is delivered free of charge to every house in West Meon and Warnford. It is provided by the Parochial Church councils of both West Meon and Warnford Churches. As well as giving Church news, it includes articles and announcements by other villagers, clubs, and societies. Contributions to the magazine are welcome on email@example.com