FAIR BOOTH APPROXIMATELY 500 YARDS SOUTH EAST OF JUNCTION WITH ANDOVER ROAD

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1253852
Date first listed:
20-Apr-1993
Statutory Address:
FAIR BOOTH APPROXIMATELY 500 YARDS SOUTH EAST OF JUNCTION WITH ANDOVER ROAD, WEYHILL ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
FAIR BOOTH APPROXIMATELY 500 YARDS SOUTH EAST OF JUNCTION WITH ANDOVER ROAD, WEYHILL ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Hampshire
District:
Test Valley (District Authority)
Parish:
Penton Grafton
National Grid Reference:
SU 31378 46789

Details

SU 34 NW PENTON GRAFTON WEYHILL ROAD Weyhill

4/10001 Fair booth approx. 500 yds south east of junction with Andover+Road

GV II Former fair booth. Early C19. Flint with brick dressings. Corrugated asbestos roof. Rectangular plan. Single storey. Boarded up entrance flanked by windows with horizontally set shutters, the lower leaves dropping down to form a counter, the upper forming a canopy. This booth is one of the surviving remnants of Weyhill Fair, one of the most important historic fairs in the country which is documented in 1225 and continued until 1959. William Cobbett visited the fair several times and made reference to it and the hop growers in Rural Rides. Thomas Hardy immortralised Weyhill Fair in The Mayor of Casterbridge. renaming it Weydon Priors. The booth is also an important survival of permanent fair booths which are a rare building type.

























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Listing NGR: SU3195047926

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
437158
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Cobbett, W, Rural Rides, (1821)
Hardy, T, The Mayor of Casterbridge

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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