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Sargeants Bros bus in Weobley
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The name possibly derives from 'Wibba's Ley', a ley being a woodland glade and Wibba being a local Saxon landowner. In the Domesday Book the village name was transcribed as Wibelai. It is still pronounced as "Web-ley" (the spelling being similar to nearby Leominster which also does not pronounce the letter 'o' in its name).
The village has early 13th century Church, St Peter and St Paul's Church, Weobley. The Church has a Norman south doorway, a 13th-century chancel and 14th-century tower and a spire that is the second-tallest in the county. The church also has the tomb of Colonel John Birch. There is also castle ruins; a high school (Weobley High School) and a primary school with a pioneering system of heating.
It was once incorporated as a borough, sending two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons until the Reform Act 1832, (see Weobley (UK Parliament constituency)) and once had a borough corporation.
In 2001 the artist Walenty Pytel completed a sculpture of a magpie for the village (a magpie is the village's emblem). The sculpture was commissioned after the village won the Calor Gas/Daily Telegraph Great Britain Village of the Year in 1999.
Colonel John Birch's tomb, St. Peter & St. Paul's Church, Weobley
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- Palmer, Mike (10 February 2001). "Taking pride of place". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
- "Golden Cross and Weobley ward population 2011". Retrieved 30 October 2015.
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