In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Penton Grafton like this:
WEYHILL, or Penton-Grafton, a parish, with a village, in Andover district, Hants; 3 miles W by N of Andover r. station. It has a post-office under Andover, and a great annual fair, beginning on 10 Oct., and continuing for several days. Acres, 1,888. Rated property, £3,698. Pop., 444. Houses, 95. ...
The manor belonged anciently to Grestein abbey in France; was held by the poet Chaucer; and passed to Ewelme hospital, in Oxfordshire. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £476.* Patron, Queen s College, Oxford. The church is early Norman, and was recently. restored. There are a national school, and charities £10.
Penton Grafton is now part of Test Valley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Test Valley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Penton Grafton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Penton Grafton, in Test Valley and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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