Weobley, The Black and White Villages, Herefordshire, England
Weobley is about 10 miles south-west of Leominster and is due south of Pembridge. This view is north along Broad Street towards the church. Note the fine jettied timber-framed building furthe down on the left.
This church dates from the 13th century although there is a small fragment of the Norman church remaining. The tower was added in the 14th century.
Yes, really, this is the High Street looking up towards the market Pitch, from the junction of High Street with Back Lane, with Ye Olde Salutation Inn on the right and a rather nice jettied timber framed house on the left.
The name Weobley, pronounced Webley, derives from Wibba's Ley (Ley is a meadow) and is listed in the Doomsday Book as 'Wibelai'.
This inn dates from the 14th century and, by chance, is where we had lunch. We tried another inn first simply because we saw it first but they were closed on a Monday ??? Walking further through the village we found the Old Salutation Inn - and what a find!
A very charming old world inn with a really lovely bar, very good menu and we cannot speak highly enough of the food. We would strongly recommend it to anyone. They also offer accommodation but we have no experience of that.
Further along the High Street, going north-west, past the Market Pitch we found these splendid examples of timber-framed houses. You will note that the building nearest the camera has alternating jettied sections and non-jettied sections.