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Welcome to the  East Meon History website

East Meon was an important Minster and Hundred in Saxon times. Both before and after the Norman Conquest it was a Manor of the Bishops of Winchester, who built the magnificent parish church of All Saints and the mediaeval manor house, The Court House. The village contains a number of ancient hall houses. It was chosen to be the ‘Domesday Village’ in 1986.

‘A History of East Meon’, written by F.G. Standfield and published in 1984, is an authoritative account of the village from earliest times. This website contains a variety of records made after that book was written. We are also recording Living History, events and people which may be of interest to future historians.

We have also created a digital archive of records of East Meon’s history, indexed and searchable, for those wishing to research specific names or topics. Click here to access the archive.

We welcome queries and information about the history of East Meon. ¬†Please use the “contact us” tab at the top of the page for your query.

Engraving of East Meon from Park Hill showing All Saints Church

Mid 19th century engraving of East Meon from Park Hill, showing All Saints Church in the foreground.